iuvo Co-Authors Paper on Socially Housing New Zealand White Rabbits

October 21, 2017 – Members of the iuvo toxicology team co-authored a paper in the October 2017 issue of Comparative Medicine, the international journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

The article is entitled “Sequelae of Occult Aggression Disqualifying Young, Socially Housed, Female New Zealand White Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from Participation in Dermal Toxicology Studies.” The paper was authored by iuvo team members Donna Ventura, Brett Schneider and Thomas Bittner, along with Jeffrey Wyatt and Diane Moorman-White of the Division of Comparative Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

The study reveals some of the potential concerns of social housing of New Zealand White Rabbits and discusses the potential impact on studies and the important factors to take into account when considering social housing of this species.