An interesting article entitled “Reproducibility and Comparative aspects of Terrestrial Housing Systems and Husbandry Procedures in Animal Research Facilities on Study Data”, written by John J. Hasenau has been recently published on Ilar Journal, shows how the DVC® system allows use of the standard housing cage for study monitoring activity of the animals.
This allows acclimated animal’s and a faster, greater scale up for study purposes.
The article points out how reproducibility of research data is very complicated and has numerous contributors for concerns.
The article discusses the animal housing systems and corresponding husbandry practices in regard to current practices and known and potential confounders in the research environment and how this area has a very high impact for reproducibility and comparability of study data outcomes.
The article focus the attention on the issues of poor reproducibility and translation has indicated there is great experimental variability in studies regarding differences in animal caging, substrates used, husbandry practices, and animal handling procedures.
Many variables can influence animal behavior and physiology, potentially affecting scientific study outcomes.
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