Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals

Motschaniwskyj, N.A., Hall, K., Lipinski, M, Marian, J.E., Miske, V, Nishiguchi, M., Sakai, M., Shulman, D., Sinclair, Billy, Sinn, D., Staudinger, M., Villanueva, R. and Warnke, K. (2007) Ethical and welfare considerations when using cephalopods as experimental animals. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 17 (2/3). pp. 455-476. Full text not available from this repository.

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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. It also highlights several major issues when considering cephalopod welfare; how little is known about disease in cephalopods and its relationship to senescence and also how to define objective endpoints when animals are stressed or dying as a result of the experiment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries
Publisher: Springer
ISSN: 0960-3166
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Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2012 15:11
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 16:09
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1093

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