UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Evaluation of animal welfare by the self-expression of an anxiety state

Carey, MP; Fry, JP; (1995) Evaluation of animal welfare by the self-expression of an anxiety state. Laboratory Animals , 29 (4) pp. 370-379. 10.1258/002367795780739999.

[img] Text
Fry_Carey %26 Fry 1995.pdf
Access restricted to UCL open access staff

Download (881kB)

Abstract

Although mental well-being has long been accepted as an important aspect of animal welfare, the subjective feelings of farm or laboratory animals are regarded as lying beyond the scope of scientific enquiry. We now report that pharmacological conditioning of pigs with a drug, pentylenetetrazole, known to induce anxiety in man, permits investigation of the presence or absence of this psychological state during exposure to a variety of environmental stimuli encountered during normal husbandry. Such pharmacological conditioning therefore provides a valuable means to assess and improve elements of animal welfare and should be applicable to other species that show operant behaviour.

Type: Article
Title: Evaluation of animal welfare by the self-expression of an anxiety state
Location: ENGLAND
DOI: 10.1258/002367795780739999
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/002367795780739999
Language: English
Keywords: Animal Husbandry, Animal Welfare, Animals, Animals, Domestic, Anxiety, Behavior, Animal, Conditioning (Psychology), Conditioning, Operant, Convulsants, Discrimination (Psychology), Male, Pentylenetetrazole, Smell, Sound, Swine
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Neuro, Physiology and Pharmacology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/57573
Downloads since deposit
0Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item