Full Publication List - Prof. Dr. Hanno Wurbel

Scientific journals (refereed)

90. Varholick, J.A., Bailoo, J.D., Palme, R., Würbel, H. (2018). Phenotypic variability between social dominance ranks in laboratory mice. Scientific Reports, 8(6593)10.1038/s41598-018-24624-4

89. Kafkafi, N., Agassi, J., Chesler, E.J., Crabbe, J.C., Crusio, W.M., Eilam, D., Gerlai, R., Golani, I., Gomez-Marin, A., Heller, R., Iraqi, F., Jaljuli, I., Karp, N.A., Morgan, H., Nicholson, G., Pfaff, D.W., Richter, S.H., Stark, P.B., Stiedl, O., Stodden, V., Tarantino, L.M., Tucci, V., Valdar, W., Williams, R.W., Würbel, H., Benjamini, Y. (2018). Reproducibility and replicability of rodent phenotyping in preclinical studies.Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews,Volume 87, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.01.003.

88. Hintze, S., Melotti, L., Colosio, S., Bailoo, J.D., Boada-Saña, M., Würbel, H., Murphy, E. (2018). A cross-species judgement bias task: integrating active trial initiation into a spatial Go/No-go task. Scientific Reports, 8(1):5104. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-23459-3   

87. Voelkl, B., Vogt, L., Sena, E. and Würbel, H. 2018. Reproducibility of preclinical animal research improves with heterogeneity of study samples. PLoS Biology, 16(2), e2003692. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2003693

86. Bailoo, J.D., Murphy, E., Varholick, J.A., Novak, J., Palme, R., Würbel, H. 2018. Evaluation of the effects of space allowance on measures of animal welfare in laboratory mice. Scientific Reports, 8(173). 10.1038/s41598-017-18493-6 

85. Sirovnik, J., Stratmann, A., Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G., Würbel, H., Toscano, M.J. 2018. Feeding from perches in an aviary system reduces aggression and mortality in laying hens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2018.01.005

84. Sirovnik, J., Würbel, H., Toscano, M.J. (2018). Feeder space affects access to the feeder, aggression, and feed conversion in laying hens in an aviary system. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 198, 75-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2017.09.017 

83. Gebhardt-Henrich, S.G., Toscano, M.J., Würbel, H. 2017. Perch use by broiler breeders and its implications on health and production. Poultry Science. pex189, https://doi.org/10.3382/ps/pex189  

82. Hintze., S., Murphy. E. Bachmann, I., Wemelsfelder, F., Würbel, H. 2017. Qualitative Behaviour Assessment of hosrses exposed to short-term emotional treatments. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2017.06.012 

81. Braem, M., Asher, L., Furrer, S., Lechner, I., Würbel, H., Melotti, L. 2017. Development of the "Highly Sensitive Dog" questionarre to evaluate the personality dimension "Sensory Processing Sensitivity" in dogs. PloS One. 12(5), e0177616

80. Kafkafi, N., Golani, I, Jaljuli, I, Morgan, H., Sarig, T., Würbel, H., Yaacoby, S., Benjamini, Y. 2017. Addressing reproducibility in single-laboratory phenotyping experiments. Nature Methods. 14, 462-464

79. Hintze, S., Roth, E., Bachmann, I., Würbel, H. 2017. Toward a Choice-Based Judgement Bias Task for Horses. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 20(2), 123-136

78. Würbel H. 2017. More than 3Rs: The importance of scientific validity for harm-benefit analysis of animal research. Lab Animal, 46(4), 164-166

77. Lampe, J.F., Burman, O., Würbel, H., Melotti, L. 2017. Context-dependent individual differences in playfulness in male rats (pre-print). Developmental psychobiology, S. 1-13. Wiley doi: 10.1002/dev.21509

76. Vogt, L., Reichlin, T.S., Nathues, C., Würbel, H. 2016. Authorization of Animal Experiments Is Based on Confidence Rather than Evidence of Scientific Rigor. PLoS Biol 14(12): e2000598. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.2000598

75. Reichlin, T.S., Vogt, L., Würbel, H. 2016. The Researchers’ View of Scientific Rigor—Survey on the Conduct and Reporting of In Vivo Research. PLoS ONE 11(12): e0165999. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165999

74. Finlayson, K., Lampe, J.F., Hintze, S., Würbel, H., Melotti, L. 2016. Facial Indicators of Positive Emotions in Rats. PLOS ONE 11(11): e0166446. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166446

73. Hintze, S., Smith, S., Patt, A., Bachmann, I. and Würbel, H. 2016. Are Eyes a Mirror of the Soul? What Eye Wrinkles Reveal about a Horse’s Emotional State. PLoS One, 11 (10), e0164017.

72. Kozak, M., Tobalske, B., Martins, C., Bowley, S., Wuerbel, H., & Harlander-Matauschek, A. 2016. Use of space by domestic chicks housed in complex aviaries. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.applanim.2016.05.024

71. LeBlanc, S., Tobalske, B., Quinton, M., Springthorpe, D., Szkotnicki, B., Wuerbel, H., & Harlander-Matauschek, A. 2016. Physical Health Problems and Environmental Challenges Influence Balancing Behaviour in Laying Hens. PloS One, 11(4), e0153477.

71. Mason, G., & Würbel, H. 2016. What can be learnt from wheel-running by wild mice, and how can we identify when wheel-running is pathological? Proceedings. Biological Sciences / The Royal Society, 283(1824).

70. Novak, J., Bailoo, J. D., Melotti, L., & Würbel, H. 2016. Effect of Cage-Induced Stereotypies on Measures of Affective State and Recurrent Perseveration in CD-1 and C57BL/6 Mice. PloS One, 11(5), e0153203.

69. Novak, J., Stojanovski, K., Melotti, L., Reichlin, T. S., Palme, R., & Würbel, H. 2016. Effects of stereotypic behaviour and chronic mild stress on judgement bias in laboratory mice. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 174, 162–172.

68. Stratmann, A., Fröhlich, E. K. F., Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Würbel, H., & Toscano, M. J. 2016. Genetic selection to increase bone strength affects prevalence of keel bone damage and egg parameters in commercially housed laying hens. Poultry Science, 95(5), 975–84.

67.Voelkl, B., & Würbel, H. 2016. Reproducibility Crisis: Are We Ignoring Reaction Norms? Trends in Pharmacological Sciences. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.tips.2016.05.003

66. Kjaer, J. B., Würbel, H., & Schrader L. 2015. Perseveration in a guessing task by laying hens selected for high or low levels of feather pecking does not support classification of feather pecking as a stereotypy. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 168, 56-60.

65. Novak, J., Bailoo, J. D., Melotti, L., Rommen, J., & Würbel, H. 2015. An Exploration Based Cognitive Bias Test for Mice: Effects of Handling Method and Stereotypic Behaviour. PloS One, 10(7), e0130718.

64. Ringgenberg, N., Fröhlich, E. K. F., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Toscano, M. J., Würbel, H., & Roth, B. A. 2015. Effects of variation in nest curtain design on pre-laying behaviour of domestic hens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 170, 34–43.

63. Ringgenberg, N., Fröhlich, E. K. F., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Toscano, M. J., Würbel, H., & Roth, B. A. 2015. Nest choice in laying hens: Effects of nest partitions and social status. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 169, 43–50.

62. Stratmann, A., Fröhlich, E. K. F., Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Würbel, H., & Toscano, M. J. 2015. Modification of aviary design reduces incidence of falls, collisions and keel bone damage in laying hens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 165, 112–123.

61. Stratmann, A., Fröhlich, E. K. F., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Schrader, L., Toscano, M. J., Würbel, H., & Gebhardt-Henrich, S. G. 2015. Soft perches in an aviary system reduce incidence of keel bone damage in laying hens. PloS One, 10(3), e0122568.

60. Andrist, C. A., Bigler, L., Würbel, H. & Roth, B. A. 2014. Masking odour when regrouping rabbit does: Effect on aggression, stress and lesions. Livestock Science, 170, 150-157.

59. Bailoo, J. D., Reichlin, T. S., & Würbel, H. 2014. Refinement of experimental design and conduct in laboratory animal research. ILAR Journal, 55(3), 383–391.

58. Bayne, K., & Würbel, H. 2014. The impact of environmental enrichment on the outcome variability and scientific validity of laboratory animal studies. Revue Scientifique et Technique (International Office of Epizootics), 33(1), 273–280.

57. Melotti, L., Bailoo, J. D., Murphy, E., Burman, O., & Würbel, H. 2014. Play in Rats: Association across Contexts and Types , and Analysis of Structure. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 1(4), 489–501.

56. Ringgenberg, N., Fröhlich, E. K. F., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Würbel, H., & Roth, B. A. 2014. Does nest size matter to laying hens? Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 155, 66–73.

55 Würbel, H., Richter, S.H. and Garner, J.P. 2013 Reanalysis of Richter et al. (2010) on reproducibility – Reply. Nat. Meth. 10: 374.

54 Weber, E.M., Algers, B., Würbel, H., Hultgren, J. and Olsson, I.A.S. 2013. Influence of strain and parity on the risk of litter loss in laboratory mice. Reprod. Domest. Anim. 48: 292-296.

53 Andrist, C.A., Bigler, L.M., Würbel, H. and Roth, B.A. 2012. Effects of group stability on aggression, stress and injuries in breeding rabbits. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci., in press.

52 Weber, E.M., Algers, B., Würbel, H., Hultgren, J. and Olsson, I.A.S. 2012. Influence of strain and parity on the risk of litter loss in laboratory mice. Reprod. Domest. Anim., in press.

51 Gross, A.N., Richter, S.H., Engel, A.K.J. and Würbel, H. 2012. Cage-induced stereotypies, perseveration and the effects of environmental enrichment in laboratory mice. Behav. Brain Res. 234: 61-68.

50 Kriegseis, I., Bessei, W., Meyer, B., Zentek, J., Würbel, H. and Harlander-Matauschek, A. 2012. Feather-pecking response of birds to feather and cellulose-based rations fed during rearing. Poult. Sci. 7: 1514-1521.

49 Reefmann, N., Lidfors, L., Andersson, M., Beausoleil, N.J. and Würbel, H. 2012. Living in large groups (Preface). Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 138: 141.

48 Kistler, C., Hegglin, D., Würbel, H. and Konig, B. 2011. Preference for structured environment in zebrafish (Danio rerio) and checker barbs (Puntius oligolepis). Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 135: 318-327.

47 Graf, S., Bigler, L., Failing, K., Würbel, H. and Buchwalder, T. 2011. Regrouping rabbits in a familiar or novel pen: effects on agonistic behavior, injuries and core body temperature. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 135: 121-127.

46 Gross, A., Engel, A.K. and Würbel, H. 2011. Simply a nest? Effects of different enrichments on stereotypic and anxiety-related behaviour in mice. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 134: 239-245.

45 Engel, A.K., Rommen, J., Gross, A., Richter, S.H. and Würbel H. 2011. CD-1 (ICR) mice selectively bred for high and low stress reactivity do not differ in cage-induced stereotypy. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 133: 101-108.

44 Würbel , H. 2011. Rights for sentient animals. Science 332: 914.

43 Garner, J.P., Thogerson, C.M., Dufour, B.D., Würbel, H., Murray, J.D., Mench, J.A. 2011. Reverse-translational biomarker validation of Abnormal Repetitive Behaviors in mice: An illustration of the 4P's modeling approach. Behav. Brain Res. 219: 189–196.

42 Richter, S.H., Garner, J.P., Zipser, B., Lewejohann, L., Sachser, N., Touma, C., Schindler, B., Chourbaji, S., Brandwein, C., Gass, P., van Stipdonk, N., van der Harst, J., Spruijt, B., Voikar, V., Wolfer, D.P. and Würbel, H. 2011. Effect of heterogenization on the reproducibility of mouse behaviour: a multi-laboratory study. PLoS ONE 6(1): e16461.

41 Gross, A., Engel, A.K., Richter, S.H., Garner, J.P. and Würbel, H. 2011. Cage-induced stereotypies in female ICR CD-1 mice do not correlate with recurrent perseveration. Behav. Brain Res. 216: 613-620.

40 Kistler, C., Hegglin, D., Würbel, H. and König, B. 2010. Structural enrichment and enclosure use in an opportunistic carnivore: the red fox. Anim. Welfare 19: 391-400.

39 Richter, S.H., Garner, J.P., Auer, C., Kunert, J. and Würbel, H. 2010. Systematic variation improves reproducibility of animal experiments. Nat. Meth. 7: 167-168.

38 Coutellier, L. and Würbel, H. 2009. Early environmental cues affect object recognition memory in adult female but not male C57BL/6 mice. Behav. Brain Res. 203: 312-315.

37 Richter, S.H., Garner, J.P. and Würbel, H. 2009. Environmental standardization: cure or cause of poor reproducibility in animal experiments? Nat. Meth. 6: 257-261.

36 Würbel, H. 2009. Ethology applied to animal ethics. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 118: 118-127.

35 Würbel, H. 2009. The state of ethological approaches to the assessment of animal suffering and welfare. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 118: 105-107.

34 Kaulfuss, P., Hintze, S. and Würbel, H. 2009. Effect of Tryptophan as dietary supplement on dogs with abnormal-repetitive behaviors. J. Vet. Behav. 4: 97.

33 Kistler, C., Hegglin, D., Würbel, H. and König, B. 2009. Feeding enrichment in an opportunistic carnivore: the red fox. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 116: 260-265.

32 Coutellier, L., Friedrich, A.C., Failing, K., Marashi, V. and Würbel, H. 2009. Effects of foraging demand on maternal behaviour and adult offspring anxiety and stress responses in C57BL/6 mice. Behav. Brain Res. 196: 192-199.

31 Littin, K., Acevedo, A., Browne, W., Edgar, J. Mendl, M., Owen, D., Sherwin, C., Würbel, H. and Nicol, C. 2008. Towards humane end points: behavioural changes precede clinical signs of disease in a Huntington’s disease model. Proc. Roy. Soc. B 275:1865-1874.

30 Macrì, S., Chiarotti, F. and Würbel, H. 2008. Maternal separation and maternal care act independently on the development of HPA responses in male rats. Behav. Brain Res. 191: 227-234.

29 Coutellier, L., Friedrich, A.C., Failing, K., Marashi, V. and Würbel, H. 2008. Effects of rat odour and shelter on maternal behaviour in C57BL/6 dams and on fear and stress responses in their adult offspring. Physiol. Behav. 94: 393-404.

28 Coutellier, L., Friedrich, A.C., Failing, K. and Würbel, H. 2008. Variation of postnatal maternal environment in mice: effects on maternal behaviour and behavioural and endocrine responses in the adult offspring. Physiol. Behav.: 93: 395-407.

27 Würbel, H. 2007. Environmental enrichment does not disrupt standardization of animal experiments. ALTEX 24, Suppl.: 70-73.

26 Würbel, H. 2007. Publications should include an animal welfare section. Nature, 446: 257.

25 Macrí, S. and Würbel, H. 2007. Effects of variation in postnatal maternal environment on maternal behaviour and fear and stress responses in rats. Anim. Behav. 73: 171-184.

24 Brown, M, Carbone, L, Conlee, K.M., Dawkins, M.S., Duncan, I.J., Fraser, D., Griffin, G., Hampshire, V.A., Lambert, L.A., Mench, J.A., Morton, D., Richmond, J., Rollin, B.E., Rowan, A.N., Stephens, M.L. and Würbel, H. 2006. Executive summary: workshop on the definition, recognition, assessment, and alleviation of animal distress in the laboratory. Lab Animal, 35: 26-30.

23 Macrí, S. and Würbel, H. 2006 Developmental plasticity of HPA and fear responses in rats: a critical review of the maternal mediation hypothesis. Horm. Behav. 50: 667-680.

22 Garner, J.P., Thogerson, C.M., Würbel, H., Murray, J.D. and Mench, J.A. 2006. Animal neuropsychology: Validation of the Intra-Dimensional Extra-Dimensional set shifting task in mice. Behav. Brain Res. 173: 53-61.

21 Wolfer, D.P., Litvin, L., Morf, S., Nitsch, R.M., Lipp, H.P. and Würbel, H. 2004. Laboratory animal welfare: cage enrichment and mouse behaviour. Nature 432: 821-822.

20 Macrí, S., Mason, G.J. and Würbel, H. 2004. Dissociation in the effects of neonatal maternal separations on maternal care and the adult offspring´s HPA- and fear responses in rats. Eur. J. Neurosci. 20: 1017-1024.

19 Schrijver N.C.A., Pallier, P.N., Brown, V.J. and Würbel, H. 2004. Double dissociation of social and environmental stimulation on spatial learning and reversal learning in rats. Behav. Brain Res. 152: 307-314.

18 Mason, G.J., Wilson, D., Hampton, C. and Würbel, H. 2004. Non-invasively assessing disturbance and stress in laboratory rats by scoring chromodacryorrhoea. ATLA 32(Suppl. 1): 153-159.

17 Olsson, I.A.S., Nevison, C.M., Patterson-Kane, E.G., Sherwin, C.M., Van de Weerd, H.A. and Würbel, H. 2003. Understanding behaviour: the relevance of ethological approaches in laboratory animal science. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci. 81: 243-264.

16 Schrijver, N.C.A., Bahr, N.I., Weiss, I.C. and Würbel, H. 2002. Dissociable effects of isolation rearing and environmental enrichment on exploration, spatial learning and HPA avtivity in adult rats. Pharmacol. Biochem. Behav., 73: 209-224.

15 Colacicco, G., Welzl, H., Lipp, H.P. and Würbel, H. 2002. Attentional set-shifting in mice: modification of a rat paradigm, and evidence for strain-dependent variation. Behav. Brain Res., 132: 95-102.

14 Würbel, H. 2002. Behavioral phenotyping enhanced - beyond (environmental) standardization. Genes Brain Behav., 1: 3-8.

13 Zimmermann, A., Stauffacher, M., Langhans, W. and Würbel, H. 2001. Enrichment-dependent differences in novelty exploration in rats can be explained by habituation. Behav. Brain. Res., 121: 11-20.

12 Würbel, H. 2001. Better housing for better science (Comment). Chem. Ind. London, 5(8): 237.

11 Würbel, H. 2001. Ideal homes? Housing effects on rodent brain and behaviour. Trends Neurosci., 24: 207-211.

10 Schrijver, N.C.A. and Würbel, H. 2001. Early social deprivation disrupts attentional, but not affective, shifts in rats. Behav. Neurosci., 115: 437-442.

9 Hogg, S., Hof, M., Würbel, H., Steimer, T., de Ruiter, A., Koolhaas, J. and Sluyter, F. 2000. Behavioural profiles of genetically selected aggressive and non-aggressive male wild house mice in two anxiety tests. Behav. Genet., 30: 439-446.

8 Würbel, H. 2000. Behaviour and the standardisation fallacy. Nat. Genet., 26: 263.

7 Würbel, H., Chapman, R. and Rutland, C. 1998. Effect of feed and environmental enrichment on development of stereotypic wire-gnawing in laboratory mice. Appl. Anim. Behav. Sci., 60: 69-81.

6 Würbel, H. and Stauffacher, M. 1998. Physical condition at weaning affects exploratory behaviour and stereotypy development in laboratory mice. Behav. Process., 43: 61-69.

5 Würbel, H., Freire, R. and Nicol, C.J. 1998. Prevention of stereotypic wire-gnawing in laboratory mice: effects on behaviour and implications for stereotypy as a coping response. Behav. Process. 42: 61-72.

4 Würbel, H. and Stauffacher, M. 1997. Age and weight at weaning affect corticosterone level and subsequent development of stereotypy in ICR-mice. Anim. Behav. 53: 891-900.

3 Dürschlag, M., Würbel, H., Stauffacher, M. and von Holst, D. 1996. Repeated blood collection in the laboratory mouse by tail incision – a modification of an old technique. Physiol. Behav. 60: 1565-1585.

2 Würbel, H. and Stauffacher, M. 1996. Prevention of stereotypy in laboratory mice: effects on stress-physiology and behaviour. Physiol. Behav. 59: 1163-1170.

1 Würbel, H., Stauffacher, M. and von Holst, D. 1996. Stereotypies in laboratory mice – quantitative and qualitative description of the ontogeny of ‚wire-gnawing‘ and ‚jumping‘ in ICR and ICR nu – mice. Ethology 102: 371-385.

Edited journals and books
 

4 Gaskill, B., Cloutier, S., Beausoleil, N.J. and Würbel, H. 2013. Laboratory animal behaviour and welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Special Issue), in press.

3 Reefmann, N., Andersson, M., Lidfors, L., Beausoleil, N.J. and Würbel, H. 2012. Coping in large groups. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Special Issue), vol. 138(3-4).

2 NRC 2011. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C.

1 Würbel, H. 2009. Animal Suffering and Welfare. Applied Animal Behaviour Science (Special Issue), vol. 118(3-4).


Book chapters

17. Würbel, H. 2016. Tierversuch und Irrtum. In Tierisch! Das Tier und die Wissenschaft: Ein Streifzug durch die Disziplinen (pp. 97–106).

16 Würbel, H. 2014. Refinement I: Haltung und Pflege. In: Wissenschaftliche Verantwortung im Tierversuch: Ein Handbuch für die Praxis. (R. Binder, H. Grimm and N. Altzmann, eds.), in press.

15 Bayne, K. and Würbel, H. 2012. Mouse enrichment. In: The Laboratory Mouse (Handbook of Experimental Animals), 2nd. Edn. (H.J. Hedrich, ed.), Elsevier Academic Press, Amsterdam, pp. 547-566.

14 Würbel, H. 2011. Beurteilung von Leiden bei Tieren. In: Güterabwägung bei der Bewilligung von Tierversuchen: Die Güterabwägung interdisziplinär kritisch beleuchtet. (H. Sigg and G. Folkers, eds.), Collegium Helveticum Heft 11, Zürich: Collegium Helveticum, pp. 93-98.

13 Olsson, I.A.S., Würbel, H. and Mench, J.A. 2011. Behaviour. In: Animal Welfare, 2nd edn. (M. Appleby, B.O. Hughes, I.A.S. Olsson and J.A. Mench, eds.), CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 138-154.

12 Würbel, H. 2010. Emancipation. In: The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare (D. Mills, ed.). CAB International, Wallingford, p. 214.

11 Würbel, H. 2010. Stereotypies. In: The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare (D. Mills, ed.). CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 575 578.

10 Würbel, H., Burn, C. and Latham, N. 2009. The behaviour of (laboratory) mice and rats. In: Ethology of Domestic Animals – an Introductory Text, 2nd edn. (P. Jensen, ed.). CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 217-233.

9 Kaiser, S., Touma, C, Galert, T. and Würbel, H. 2008. Animal Suffering: Fact or Fiction? In: Theology Meets Biology. Friedrich Pustet Verlag, Regensburg, pp. 123-136.

8 Kaulfuß, P. and Würbel, H. 2007. Verhaltensentwicklung und deren Störungen. In: Neonatalogie des Hundes (A. Wehrend, ed.). Schlütersche Verlagsgesellschaft, Hannover, pp. 33-43.

7 Würbel, H. 2007. Biologische Grundlagen zum ethischen Tierschutz. In: Tierrechte. Harald Fischer Verlag, Erlangen, pp. 11-30.

6 Würbel, H. 2006. Rodents – Their diversity and adaptability? In: Stereotypic Animal Behaviour – Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare, 2nd ed. (G.J. Mason, J. Rushen, eds.). CAB International, Wallingford, p. 87.

5 Latham, N. and Würbel, H. 2006. Wheel-running – a common rodent stereotypy? In: Stereotypic Animal Behaviour – Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare, 2nd ed. (G.J. Mason, J. Rushen, eds.). CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 91-92.

4 Würbel, H. 2006. Stereotypies and abnormal perseveration – a unifying theory? In: Stereotypic Animal Behaviour – Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare, 2nd ed. (G.J. Mason, J. Rushen, eds.). CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 142-143.

3 Würbel, H. 2006. Behavioural pathology – attempt at a biologically meaningful definition. In: Stereotypic Animal Behaviour – Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare, 2nd ed. (G.J. Mason, J. Rushen, eds.). CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 10-11.

2 Würbel, H., Bergeron, R. and Cabib, S. 2006. The coping hypothesis of stereotypic behaviour. In: Stereotypic Animal Behaviour – Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare, 2nd ed. (G.J. Mason, J. Rushen, eds.). CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 9-10.

1 Würbel, H. 2006. The motivational basis of caged rodents’ stereotypies. In: Stereotypic Animal Behaviour – Fundamentals and Applications to Welfare, 2nd ed. (G.J. Mason, J. Rushen, eds.). CAB International, Wallingford, pp. 86-120.
 

Other scientific contributions
 

23 Kriegseis, I., Meyer, B., Zentek, J., Würbel, H. and Harlander-Matauschek, A. 2012. Investigations on the influence of feather-based rations on feather pecking and plumage condition in growing chickens. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2012. KTBL-Schrift 496. Darmstadt: KTBL, pp. 79-80.

22 Stratmann, A., Fröhlich, E.K.F., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Würbel, H. and Gebhardt-Henrich, S. 2012. Moving and falling in an aviary system: effects of soft perches on prevalence of keel bone deformities in laying hens. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2012. KTBL-Schrift 496. Darmstadt: KTBL, pp. 61-70.

21 Dulleck, A., Würbel, H. and Kuhne, F. 2011. The effect of duration and interval of training sessions on learning success in dogs. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2011. KTBL-Schrift 489. Darmstadt: KTBL, pp. 277-279.

20 Engel, A.K.J., Gross, A.N., Richter, S.H., Rommen, J., Touma, C. And Würbel, H. 2011. Relationship between individual stress reactivity and the development of stereotypies in laboratory mice. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2011. KTBL-Schrift 489. Darmstadt: KTBL, pp. 231-238.

19 Würbel, H. 2010. Kognition und Emotion bei Tieren. In: Tierschutz: Anspruch – Verantwortung – Realität. Tagungsbericht der Plattform Österreichische TierärztInnen für Tierschutz, Wien, pp. 9-15.

18 Kaulfuß, P. and Würbel, H. 2009. Zwangsstörung oder Stereotypie? Diagnose und Klassierung abnormal-repetitiven Verhaltens bei Hunden. GKF-Info.

17 Würbel, H. and Garner, J.P. 2007. Refinement of rodent research through environmental enrichment and systematic randomization. NC3Rs Newsletter 9, www.nc3rs.org.uk.

16 Würbel, H. 2006. The h index: assessing applied ethologists by numbers. ISAE Newsletter 29, 12-17.

15 Würbel, H. 2006. Tierschutz und Ethologie. In: Kongressband zur Fortbildung am 6.5.2006, Landestierärztekammer Hessen, pp. 145-153.

14 Kaulfuß, P. and Würbel, H. 2006. Wenn ständiges Pfoten lecken den Hund quält… Gießener Allgemeine Zeitung.

13 Kaulfuß, P. and Würbel, H. 2006. Zwangsstörung oder Stereotypie? Untersuchungen zur Diagnose und Klassierung von abnormal-repetitiven Verhaltensweisen bei Hunden. Haustieranzeiger.

12 Toewe, B. and Würbel, H. 2006. Koppen – eine Folge von Magengeschwüren? Unser Pferd 5: 172-173.

11 Würbel, H. 2005. Environmental enrichment does not disrupt standardization. 3R-Info-Bulletin 30.

10 Litvin O., Wolfer D.P., Morf S., Nitsch, R.M., Lipp H.P. and Würbel, H. 2005. Environmental enrichment vermindert Ängstlichkeit und Neophobie bei Mäusen ohne die Standardisierung zu gefährden – eine Multi-Labor Studie. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2004. KTBL-Schrift 437. Darmstadt: KTBL, 135-146.

9 Macri, S. and Würbel, H. 2005. Habitat-dependent changes in maternal care have sex-specific effects on stress responses, fearfulness and memory in rats. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2004. KTBL-Schrift 437. Darmstadt: KTBL, 147-153.

8 Macri, S. and Würbel, H. 2004. Auswirkungen postnataler Manipulationen auf das mütterliche Pflegeverhalten und die Stressempfindlichkeit und Ängstlichkeit der Nachkommen bei Ratten. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2003. KTBL-Schrift 431. Darmstadt: KTBL, 152-153.

7 Würbel, H. 2002. Tierschutz und Ethologie – ein neues Fachgebiet an der JLU Gießen. Giessener Universitätsblätter 36: 141-146.

6 Schrijver, N.C.A. and Würbel, H. 2002. Unterschiedliche Auswirkungen sozialer und nicht-sozialer Aspekte der Haltung während der frühen Ontogenese auf das Verhalten adulter Ratten in Standard-Verhaltenstests. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 2001. KTBL-Schrift 407. Darmstadt: KTBL, p. 109-118.

5 Würbel, H. 2001. Ein unbiologischer Ansatz - Konventionelle Versuchstierhaltung beeinträchtigt Tiere und Forschung. NZZ 222: 79 (25. April 2001).

4 Würbel, H. 1998. Stereotypien bei Labormäusen – Haltungsbedingte Verhaltens¬störung. Tierlabora¬torium 20: 53-61.

3 Würbel, H. and Stauffacher, M. 1995. Stereotypien bei Labormäusen – Ursprung und Ontogenese. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 1994. KTBL-Schrift 370. Darmstadt: KTBL, pp. 85-96.

2 Würbel, H. and Stauffacher, M. 1994. Standard-Haltung für Labormäuse – Probleme und Lösungs¬ansätze. Tierlaboratorium 17: 109-118.

1 Stauffacher, M. and Würbel, H. 1992. Konzept zur Lösung oder Weiterbearbeit¬ung von Problemen betreffend die tiergerechte Haltung und Zucht von Labor¬nagetieren. Schlussbericht z.Hd. Bundesamt für Veterinärwesen, Bern, 130 pp.
 

Published abstracts
 

60 Melotti, L., Lampe, J., Burman, O. and Würbel, H. 2013. Indicators of playfulness in rats. Abstract book of the joint meeting of the 33rd International Ethological Conference (IEC) & the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), P174.

59 Stratmann, A., Fröhlich, E., Würbel, H. and Gebhardt-Henrich, S. 2013. Crashes of laying hens in aviary systems. Abstract book of the joint meeting of the 33rd International Ethological Conference (IEC) & the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), P167.

58 Novak, J., Melotti, L. and Würbel, H. 2013. An active choice judgement bias test for mice. Abstract book of the joint meeting of the 33rd International Ethological Conference (IEC) & the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), P144.

57 Würbel, H. 2013. Behavioural integrity - an ethological concept of animal welfare. Abstract book of the joint meeting of the 33rd International Ethological Conference (IEC) & the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), p. 35.

56 Ringgenberg, N., Froehlich, E.K.F., Harlander-Matauschek, A., Würbel, H. and Roth, B.A. 2013. Does the size of group nests matter to laying hens? Proceedings of the 9th European Symposium on Poultry Welfare.

55 Kistler, C., Hegglin, D., Würbel, H. and König, B. 2012. Preference for structured environment in zebrafish (Danio rerlo) and checker barbs (Puntius oligolepis). Proceedings of the 46th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 92.

54 Kriegseis, I, Meyer, B., Zentek, J., Würbel, H. and Harlander-Matauschek, A. 2012. Do chopped feathers in pelleted diets of chicks reduce the appetite for feathers from conspecifics? Proceedings of the 46th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 49.

53 Roth, B.A., Andrist, C.A., Würbel, H. and Bigler, L.M. 2012. Effects of group stability on aggression, stress and injuries in breeding rabbits. Proceedings of the 46th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 39.

52 Würbel, H. 2011. The ethological basis of animal ethics – or how we ethically justify the use of animals in research. Proceedings of the 41st Scand-LAS Symposium, p. 26-27.

51 Würbel, H. 2011. Don't be afraid of environmental enrichment. Proceedings of the 41st Scand-LAS Symposium, p. 34.

50 Engel, A.K., Gross, A., Richter, S.H. and Würbel, H. 2010. Is there a causal relation between individual stress reactivity, postweaning stress and the development of stereotypies in mice? Proceedings of the 44th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 197.

49 Richter, S.H., Garner, J.P. and Würbel, H. 2010. Systematic heterogenization improves reproducibility of behavioural test results. Proceedings of the 44th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 214.

48 Gross, A., Engel, A.K. Richter, S.H. and Würbel, H. 2010. Environmental enrichment – effects of complexity and novelty on stereotypic and anxiety-related behaviour in laboratory mice. Proceedings of the 44th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 182.

47 Würbel, H. 2009. Refinement – Enrichment. In: Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary of ZEBET at BfR and 50 Years of the 3Rs Principle, p. 23.

46 Richter, S.H., Garner, J.P. and Würbel, H. 2009. Environmental heterogenization improves reproducibility of behavioural test results. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 384.

45 Gross, A.N., Garner, J.P. and Würbel, H. 2009. Effects of environmental enrichment on cage stereotypies and recurrent perseveration in mice. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 254.

44 Würbel, H. 2009. Animal Husbandry, Standardization and Scientific Validity. Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Alternatives & Animal Use in the Life Sciences.

43 Würbel, H. 2008. The maternal mediation of fear and stress responses in rodents. Proceedings of the 42nd International Congress of the ISAE, p. 248.

42 Graf, S., Bigler, L., Würbel, H. and Buchwalder, T. 2008. The presence of a buck reduces aggression in group-housed breeding rabbits, but may increase restlessness. Proceedings of the 42nd International Congress of the ISAE, p. 132.

41 Kistler, C., Hegglin, D., Würbel, H. and König, B. 2008. Species adequate housing and feeding for an opportunistic carnivore, the red fox (Vulpes vulpes). Proceedings of the 42nd International Congress of the ISAE, p. 66.

40 Richter, S.H., Garner, J.P. and Würbel, H. 2008. Animal experiments: environmental standardisation increases risk for spurious results. Proceedings of the 42nd International Congress of the ISAE, p. 64.

39 Würbel, H. 2007. Phenotypic plasticity, animal welfare and the validity of animal research. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 56.

38 Coutellier, L., Friedrich, A.C. and Würbel, H. 2007. Effects of maternal foraging conditions on fearfulness in mice. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 173.

37 Coutellier, L., Friedrich, A.C. and Würbel, H. 2007. Maternal mediation of developmental plasticity of fearfulness in mice. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 119.

36 Kuhne, F., Balzer, H.U., Struwe, R., Rudolph, N., Lindner, N. and Würbel, H. 2007. Evaluation of stress regulation types determining states of sensitivity in dogs. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 172.

35 Weber, E.M., Friedrich, A.C., Coutellier, L., Würbel, H. and Olsson, I.A.S. 2007. Challenging a mortal myth: Litter loss in laboratory mice is not associated with early handling. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 174.

34 Friedrich, A.C., Coutellier, and Würbel, H. 2007. Effects of neonatal manipulations on maternal behaviour and fearfulness in mice. Proceedings of the International Ethological Conference, p. 173.

33 Würbel, H. 2007. Adaptive, maladaptive or pathological? Phenotypic plasticity of brain and behaviour in rodents. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society.

32 Litvin, O., Colacicco, G., Vyssotski, D.L., Wolfer, D.P. and Würbel, H. 2006. Effects of social and environmental stimulation on exploration and attentional set-shifting in mice. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

31 Littin, K.E., Edgar, J.L., Mendl, M.T., Sherwin, C.M., Würbel, H. and Nicol, C.J. 2006. Can environmental enrichment help detect welfare and onset of disease in mice? Proceedings of the 40th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 238.

30 Garner, J.P., Thorgersen, C.M., Mench, J.A. and Würbel, H. 2006. Standardization and the Red Queen: applying methodologies from ethology, neuropsychology and field biology to problems in high-throughput behavioural methods. Proceedings of the 40th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 11.

29 Würbel, H. 2006. Developmental plasticity and animal welfare: adaptive plasticity, phenotypic mismatch or pathology? Proceedings of the 40th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 27.

28 Friedrich, A.C., Coutellier, L., Marashi, V. and Würbel, H. 2006. Spatial variation of access to food affects maternal behaviour, but has no lasting effects on offspring fearfulness in mice. Proceedings of the 40th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 147.

27 Coutellier, L., Friedrich, A.C., Marashi, V. and Würbel, H. 2006. Effects of maternal environment on maternal behaviour and offspring fearfulness in mice. Proceedings of the 40th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 214.

26 Litvin, O. Galsworthy, M.J., Deacon, R.M., Vyssotski, A., Vyssotski, D., Rau, A., Knobloch, M., Colacicco, G., Welzl, H., Nitsch, R.M., Würbel, H., Wolfer, D.P. and Lipp, H.P. 2005. Hippocampal and prefrontal cortex lesions in mice; comparison of standard behavioral tests with automated testing in Intellicage. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

25 Würbel, H. 2006. Assessing farm animal welfare: from farm to lab and back again. Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop WAFL-05, p. 41

24 Wolfer D.P., Litvin O., Morf S., Nitsch, R.M., Lipp H.P. and Würbel, H. 2004. Genetic differences of exploratory and learning behavior reproduce reliably across labs and cohorts in mice housed under enriched conditions. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

23 Wolfer D.P., Litvin O., Morf S., Nitsch, R.M., Lipp H.P. and Würbel, H. 2004. Reliable detection of strain differences and enrichment effects by different teams and labs using the same procedures to assess exploratory behavior and learning in mice. FENS Abstracts, vol. 2, A182.31.

22 Macrí, S., Mason, G.J. and Würbel, H. 2003. Dissociation of maternal care and adult offspring’s stress and fear responses in rats. Acta Neurobiol. Exp. 63 (Suppl.): 45.

21 Würbel, H. 2003. Environmental background – implications for behavioural phenotyping. Acta Neurobiol. Exp. 63 (Suppl.): 5.

20 Würbel, H. 2003. Enrichment, Variabilität und Reproduzierbarkeit: eine experimentelle Überprüfung. Tagungsband der 41. Wiss. Tagung der Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (GV-SOLAS), p. 69.

19 Macrí, S., Mason, G.J. and Würbel, H. 2003. Effects of postnatal maternal separations on maternal care and HPA-responses to stress in rats. . Proceedings of the 37th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 87.

18 Garner, J.P., Wayne, C.M., Würbel, H. and Mench, J.A. 2003. Barbering (whisker trimming) in laboratory mice involves the same brain systems as compulsive behaviors in trichotillomania, autism and other obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. Proceedings of the 37th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 75.

17 Mason, G. and Würbel, H. 2002. Non-invasively assessing stress in the rat. Stress 5 (suppl.): 67.

16 Macrí, S. and Würbel, H. 2002. Effects of neonatal maternal separations on maternal behaviour and on the pituitary-adrenocortical response to stress in Lister hooded rats. Proceedings of the ZNZ symposium 2002, p.23.

15 Würbel, H. 2002. Housing matters – implications of developmental plasticity for behavioural phenotyping. Proceedings of the 4th Int. Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research (Measuring Behavor 2002), p. 274.

14 Schrijver, N.C.A., Pallier, P.N. and Würbel, H. 2001. Dissociable effects of environmental enrichment and social isolation on spatial navigation and discrimination reversal in rats. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

13 Würbel, H. 2001. Applied ethology in laboratory animals: new perspectives in the behavioural neurosciences. Proceedings of the 35th International Congress of the ISAE, p. 80.

12 Salazar, R.F., Schrijver, N.C.A., Fässler, L., Lacroix, L., Würbel, H., Feldon, J. and White, I.M. 2000. NMDA lesions in the prefrontal cortex affect acquisition but not reversal in two different spatial tasks. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts.

11 Schrijver, N.C.A. and Würbel, H. 2000. Early social deprivation disrupts attentional but not affective shifts. Proceedings of the 34th International Congress of the ISAE (Eds. A. Ramos et al.). Florianopolis: UFSC, Laboratory of Applied Ethology, p. 77.

10 Würbel, H. and Schrijver, N.C.A. 2000. Early social deprivation disrupts atten¬tional but not affective shifts. Europ. J. Neurosci. 12 (Suppl. 11): 296.

9 Würbel, H. 2000. Environmental background: a neglected factor in gene knockout experiments?. Behavioural phenotyping of mouse mutants (Eds. H. Schröder et al.). Cologne: Office of the Associate Dean of Scientific Affairs, University of Cologne, p. 97.

8 Würbel, H. 1999. Current husbandry standards may disrupt fundamental mechan¬isms of behavioural control in rodents. Proceedings of the 7th FELASA sym¬posium (Eds. J.A. Tur et al.). Palma de Mallorca: Grafiques Miramar, SA, p. 114.

7 Würbel, H., Freire, R. and Nicol, C.J. 1998. No rebound following selective pre¬vention of stereotypic wire-gnawing in laboratory mice: implications for stereotypy as a coping response. Proceedings of the 32nd Inter¬national Congress of the ISAE (Eds. I. Veissier, A. Boissy). Clermont-Ferrand: INRA, p. 54.

6 Würbel, H. and Garner, J. 1998. (Round table) Animal models of human psychiatric disorders: do cognitive disorders indicate impaired welfare? Proceedings of the 32nd Inter¬national Congress of the ISAE (Eds. I. Veissier, A. Boissy). Clermont-Ferrand: INRA.

5 Würbel, H. 1998. New tools for the assessment of animal welfare: cognitive disorders. SGV-Newsletter 18: 4-5.

4 Würbel, H. 1997. Stereotypien bei Labormäusen – Haltungsbedingte Verhaltens¬störung. ALTEX 14: 139.

3 Würbel, H. 1997. Stereotypies revisited: the dynamic view. Proceedings of the 31st International Congress of the ISAE (Eds. P.H. Hemsworth, M. Spinka and L. Kostal). Prague: Research Institute of Animal Production, pp. 247-248.

2 Würbel, H. and Stauffacher, M. 1996. Age and weight at weaning affect weaning stress and the development of stereotypy in laboratory mice. Proceedings of the 30th International Congress of the ISAE (Eds. I.J.H. Duncan, T.M. Widowski and D.B. Haley). Guelph: Col. K.L. Campbell, p. 18.

1 Würbel, H. and Stauffacher, M. 1995. Stereotypic wire-gnawing in laboratory mice does not reduce stress. Proceedings of the 29th International Congress of the ISAE (Eds. S.M. Rutter, J. Rushen, H.D. Randle and J.C. Eddison). Potters Bar: UFAW, pp. 253-254.