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dc.contributor.authorCameron, Kristie Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorBizo, Lewis A.
dc.contributor.authorStarkey, Nicola J.
dc.coverage.spatialEnglanden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-15T21:28:00Z
dc.date.available2014
dc.date.available2015-11-15T21:28:00Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationCameron, K. E., Bizo, L. A., & Starkey, N. J. (2014). Assessing stability in body weight in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecular). Laboratory Animals, 49(1), 80–84. http://doi.org/10.1177/0023677214541257en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/9745
dc.description.abstractWhen conducting controlled laboratory studies with non-traditional laboratory animals it is important that methods for determining body weight stability are reliable. This helps ensure the health and welfare of animals when they are maintained during periods of free feeding or food restriction. This study compared different methods for determining body weight stability in six common brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) maintained on a free-feeding diet under laboratory conditions. A criterion of five consecutive weighings with less than ±2.5% change across days and no more than two consecutive days of weight loss or weight gain was judged to be the most suitable criteria for determining stability. It is important to study non-traditional animals, especially endangered or pest species, under controlled laboratory conditions and to have robust methods for establishing body weight stability.
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dc.publisherSage
dc.rightsThis article is published in the journal: Laboratory Animals. © 2014 the authors.
dc.subjectbrushtail possum
dc.subjectTrichosurus vulpecula
dc.subjectbody weight
dc.subjectfree-feeding
dc.subjectstability
dc.subjectbrushtail possum
dc.subjectTrichosurus vulpecula
dc.subjectbody weight
dc.subjectfree-feeding
dc.subjectstability
dc.titleAssessing stability in body weight in the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecular)
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0023677214541257
dc.relation.isPartOfLaboratory Animals
pubs.begin-page80
pubs.elements-id82185
pubs.end-page84
pubs.issue1
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.volume49


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