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    Welfare guidelines for the care and use of The African Claw Frog (Xenopus laevis)

    Barney T Reed




    PAGES 84 pages
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    EDITION 1st edition 2005
    LANGUAGE English
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    The purpose of this report is:



    • to draw together previous research undertaken and recommendations made, in order to illustrate areas of both consensus and inconsistency;
    • to highlight potential welfare and ethical concerns relating to the supply, housing and care of adult Xenopus laevisfrogs;
    • to facilitate understanding of Xenopus laevis behaviour and a subsequent improved appreciation of their requirements;
    • to arrive, where possible, at consensus based on available data and sound scientific argument for optimal environmental and care conditions forkeeping Xenopus laevis frogs;
    • to provide some basic recommendations for improving health, welfare and egg quality, for reducing the potential for stress and suffering and possibly,the total number of animals required;
    • in areas where current knowledge is sparse or inconclusive, to stimulate discussion that will enable movement towards identifying what should beregarded as ‘best practice’





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    Very useful summary and source of information
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