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Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals

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Moltschaniwskyj, NA and Staudinger, M and van Gelderen, R and Villanueva, R and Warnke, K and Hall, K and Lipinski, MR and Marian, JEAR and Nishiguchi, M and Sakai, M and Shulman, DJ and Sinclair, B and Sinn, DL (2007) Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 17 (2-3). pp. 455-476. ISSN 0960-3166

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Abstract

When using cephalopods as experimental
animals, a number of factors, including morality,
quality of information derived from experiments,
and public perception, drives the motivation to
consider welfare issues. Refinement of methods and
techniques is a major step in ensuring protection of
cephalopod welfare in both laboratory and field
studies. To this end, existing literature that provides
details of methods used in the collection, handling,
maintenance, and culture of a range of cephalopods
is a useful starting point when refining and justifying
decisions about animal welfare. This review
collates recent literature in which authors have used
cephalopods as experimental animals, revealing the
extent of use and diversity of cephalopod species
and techniques.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Page Range: pp. 455-476
ISSN: 0960-3166
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1007/s11160-007-9056-8
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:16
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:33
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