In Progress

  • Stafford, K., Patterson-Kane, E. & Mellor, D. [eds] The Sciences of Animal Welfare. Blackwell Academic. 2009. [Available at:] [Read more about this book on the blog]
  • Baumans, V., Coke, C., Green, J., Moreau, E., Morton, D.,Patterson-Kane, E. Reinhardt, A., Reinhardt, V. & Van Loo, P. [ed.s] (2007). Making Life Easier for Animals in Research Labs. Washington: Animal Welfare Institute. [Available at:]

  • Trembath, F., & Patterson-Kane, E. G. The Effect of Human-Animal Interaction on Human Cardiovascular Health. HABRI Central Brief:
  • Patterson-Kane E. & Golab, G. C. (2013). History, philosophies, and concepts of animal welfare. In  Laboratory Animal Welfare.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. (2012). The sensitivity of animals and application of the three Rs. ALTEX, 29,  3-6.
  • Elmore, M.R.P.,  Garner, J.P., Johnson, A.P., Kirkden, R.D., Patterson-Kane, E.G. Richert, B.T., Pajor, E.A. (2012) Differing results for motivation tests and measures of resource use: The value of environmental enrichment to gestating sows housed in stalls. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 141, 9-19. 
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G. & Piper, H. (2012) Animal Abuse and Cruelty. In The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War. Oxford University Press.
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G. (2012) The Causes of Violence towards Animals: A Review In Handbook on the Psychology of Violence, Hugh R. Cunningham and Wade F. Berry [eds], Nova Publishing: Hauppauge, New York, .
  • Patterson-Kane, E., Kirkden R. & Pajor, E. (2011). Measuring Motivation in Swine: The Food-Metric Scale. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 3, 175-186.
  • Macri, A. & Patterson-Kane, E. (2011). Behavioural analysis of solitary versus socially housed snow leopards (Panthera uncia), with the provision of simulated social contact. Applied Animal Behavior Science. 130, 115-123.
  • Johnson, C.L., Patterson-Kane, E., Lamison, A. & Noyes, H.L. (2011). Elements of and factors important in veterinary hospice. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. 238, 148-150.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. (2009). Thinking outside our cages. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 13, 96-99.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. & Piper, H. (2009). Animal abuse as a sentinel for human violence: a critique. The Journal of Social Issues. 65, 589-614.
  • Patterson-Kane, E., Pittman, M. & Pajor, E. (2008). Operant animal welfare: productive approaches and persistent difficulties. Animal Welfare. 17, 139-148.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. (2007). Cattle mutilation. Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships. Westport: Greenwood Press, 462-465.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. (2007). Music as a shared trait among humans and animals. Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1227-1231.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. (2007). Laboratory human-animal bonds. Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1279-1281.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. & Farnworth, M. (2006). Noise exposure, music and animals in the laboratory: a commentary based on laboratory animal refinement and enrichment forum (LAREF) discussions—invited commentary. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 9, 327-332.
  • Abney, D., Conlee, K., Cunneen, M., Down, N., Lang, T., Patterson-Kane, E., Skoumbourdis, E. & Reinhardt, V. (2006). Human-animal relationship in the research lab: a discussion by the Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum. Animal Technology and Welfare, 5, 95-98.
  • Smith, M., Barley, J., Conlee, K., Down, N., Francis, R., Feurtado, M., Kerwin, A., Patterson-Kane, E., Sherwin, C. & Reinhart, V. (2005). Catching animals who have escaped from their primary enclosure: A discussion by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum. Animal Technology and Welfare, 4, 41-44.
  • Johnson, S.R., Patterson-Kane, E.G., Niel, L. (2004). Foraging enrichment for laboratory rats: a theoretical review. Animal Welfare 13, 305-312
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G., Hunt, M., Harper, D. (2004). Rat's demand for group size. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 7, 267-272
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G. (2004). Enrichment for laboratory caging for rats: a review. Animal Welfare. 13 (Suppl S), S209 – 214.
  • Nelson, K., Patterson-Kane, E.G. & Love J. (2003) Using animal preference to develop enriched caging for rats. Animal Technology and Welfare. 2, 85-88.
  • Olsson, I.A.S., Nevison, C.M., Patterson-Kane, E.G., Sherwin, C.M., van de Weerd, H.A. & Wurbel, H. (2003). Understanding behaviour: the relevance of ethological approaches in laboratory animal science. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 81, 245-264.
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G. (2003) Shelter enrichment for rats. Contemporary Topics. 42/2, 40-42.
  • Ras, T., van de Ven, M., Patterson-Kane, E.G. & Nelson, K. (2002) Rats Preferences for Corn Based Bedding and Nesting Materials. Laboratory Animals, 36, 1-6.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. (2002). Cage size preferences of laboratory rats. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. 5, 63-72.
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G., Hunt, M., Harper, D. (2002). Rats demand social contact. Animal Welfare. 11, 327-332
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G. (2001). Environmental enrichment for laboratory rats: a review. Animal Technology. 52, 77-84.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G., Harper, & D. Hunt, M. (2001). The cage preference of laboratory rats. Laboratory Animals. 35, 74-79.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G., Harper, & D. Hunt, M. (1999). Assessing and enriching the cage environment of laboratory rats. ANZCCART Humane Science News 12(1), 7.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G., Hunt, M. & Harper, D. (1999). Behavioural indexes of poor welfare in laboratory rats. The Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, 2(2). 97-110.
  • Patterson-Kane E. G. (1999). Demanding an Enriched Environment. The Shape of Enrichment. 3.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G., Nicol, C. J., Foster, T. M. & Temple, W. (1997). Limited perception of video images by domestic hens. Animal Behaviour. 53, 951-964.
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G., Hunt, M. & Harper, D. (1997). Just a rat in a gilded cage. New Zealand Science Monthly. 9, 10-11.2) Patterson-Kane, E.G. & Thompson, K. (2002). 
  • Eine kleine ratmusik: a twist in the tale of the Mozart effect. The Rat and Mouse Fancy Report. 2, 9-10.3) Patterson-Kane, E. G. (2002). 
  • Rats in research. Animal Welfare Institute Quarterly. 51, 9.4) Harris M. & Patterson-Kane E. (2003). Can we and should we attempt to integrate welfare indices? [Editorial Material] Animal Welfare, 12, 710-711.
  • Panel member for the discussions published as:* Reinhart, V. (2003). Personnel/Animal Relationships: Affectionate or Neutral? A Discussion. Laboratory Primate Newsletter, 42/1, 14. [full text: online]
  • Various (2004). Stereotypical Behavior: A LAREF Discussion. Laboratory Primate Newsletter, 43/4. [full text: pdf]

  • Patterson-Kane, Emily. (2013). Book review: The state of animal ethics. Lab Animal, 42, X.

The Welfare Pulse, newsletter of Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) New Zealand.
  • Proposition 2: US standards for the confinement of farm animals (Issue 1, March 2009)
  • UNWANTED HORSES and horse slaughter (Issue 2, July 2009)
  • NAIT, NAIS and the perils of a common language (Issue 3, December 2009)
  • AMERICA had a little lamb (Issue 4, March 2010)
  • With Little Power, Comes Great RESPONSIBILITY (Issue 5, July 2010).
The Enrichment Record, member of the Editorial Board.
  • Lett, S. & Patterson-Kane, E.G. "Environmental Enrichment Fights Cancer and Improves Research Results—what now for the biomedical researcher?" (in press).


  • Patterson-Kane, E.G. (2001) Priorities for the environmental enrichment of laboratory rats. Proceedings of the 35th International Congress of the ISAE, University of California, Davis, August 4-9, 2002. p. 82. (Abstract)
  • Patterson-Kane, E. G., van de Ven, M., Ras, T. (2001). Enrichment of laboratory rat caging. 52nd AALAS National Meeting, October 21-25, 2001, Baltimore, Official Program , p. 106 (Abstract). Also published in Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science, 40(4), 94-95, 2001.
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G. (in press). Themes Arising from Enrichment Research with Laboratory Rats. 5th Environmental Enrichment Conference. (Paper)
  • Patterson-Kane, E.G., (1998). Cage preference in rats. The 5th National Postgraduate Conference, the role of postgraduate research in the 21st century: the critic and conscience of society? 4-6th December, Victoria University of Wellington. (Abstract)

  • Patterson-Kane, E.G. (2009). Cherchez the Enrichment? Models for achieving implementation of effective enrichment. How it happens; why it doesn’t. 2nd Annual Enrichment Extravaganza, Friday April 17, 2009