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Use of Environmental Enrichment as a Clinical Methodology During Acute Experimental Infection by Trypanosoma Cruzi |Biomedgrid

Journal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.13, No. 4)

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Page : 365-372

Keywords : Mouse; Animal Welfare; Non invasive Parameters; Environmental Enrichment; Health quality;

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One critial point in the Laboratory Animal Science (CAL) is the non-invasive evaluation of Animal Welfare (BEA). The detection (predictive or diagnostic) of the presence of suffering in mice when used for scientific purposes is a gap. The manuscrip aim to create a technical-scientific form to preditive presence of suffering in mice lab, based on the principle of Refinement of the 3Rs and BEA monitoring. Our methodology was based in usual environmental enrichment the objects, the trapeze. From these observations, our study hypothesis emerged, which was, the creation of the #1 Trap prototype and the measurement through the daily counting of the number of trapeze use during 15 minutes. Experimental acute infection by Trypanosoma cruzi was experimental model in Swiss Webster mice. Our results described that, after division into four groups: [N] without infection and [Inf] mice infected and without treatment. The predictive statistical difference was observed on the 11th day post infection (dpi) when compared ([N]: 72±18.5 Events number/15min) and ([Inf]: 32±13.1 Events number/15min) (p ≤ 0.05). The 21st dpi was the most severe time point ([N]: 75±17.3 and [Inf]: 11±5.1 Events number/15min, respectively) (p ≤ 0.05). So, our results suggest the #1 Trap prototype has predictive and monitoring capacity for experimental disease course. It makes it possible to prevent suffering and preservation of mice welfare during acute T. cruzi experimental model.

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