mining when to end a test early to avoid unnecessary pain and/or distress. If little or nothing is known about the possible outcomes of exposure to a particular behavioral stressor, IACUC review and approval of the protocol may involve a requirement to conduct pilot studies, mandatory oversight of initial testing by veterinary staff, or provision of regular progress reports as a condition of continuing approval.
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