Mouse Ethogram

References and Further Reading

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Coutellier, L., Friedrich, A., Failing, K., & Wurbel, H. (2008). Variations in the postnatal maternal enviroment in mice: Effects on maternal behaviour and behavioural and endocrine responses in the adult offspring. Physiology & Behavior, 93, 395-407. (Link)
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Garner, J. P., Dufour, B., Gregg, L. E., Weisker, S. M., & Mench, J. A. (2004). Social and husbandry factors affecting the prevalence and severity of barbering ('whisker trimming') by laboratory mice. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 89(3-4), 263-282. (Link)
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