Original Research Articles

  1. Jirkof P, Bratcher, N., Medina, L. et al. (2020) The effect of group size, age and handling frequency on inter-male aggression in CD 1 mice. Sci Rep 10, 2253.
  2. Jirkof P, Rudeck J, Lewejohann L (2019) Assessing Affective State in Laboratory Rodents to Promote Animal Welfare—What Is the Progress in Applied Refinement Research? Animals, 9(12), 1026;

  3. Jirkof P, Durst M, Thöne-Reinecke C, Palme R, Lang A (2019) Administration of Tramadol or Buprenorphine via the drinking water for post-operative analgesia in a mouse-osteotomy model. Scientific Reports 9, 10749 doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47186-5

  4. Jirkof P., Abdelrahman A, Bleich A, Durst M, Keubler L, Potschka H, Struve B, Talbot S, Vollmar B, Zechner D, Häger C (2019) A safe bet? Inter-laboratory variability in behavior-based severity assessment. Laboratory Animals.

  5. Ernst L, Kopaczka M, Schulz M, Talbot S, Struve B, Häger C, Bleich A, Durst M, Jirkof P, Arras M, v. Dijk R, Miljanovic N, Potschka H, Merhof D, Tolba R (2019) Semi-automated generation of pictures for the Mouse Grimace Scale: a multilab analysis (Part II). Laboratory Animals.

  6. Leenaars CHC, van der Mierden S, Durst  M, Goerlich-Jansson VC, Lüder Ripoli F, Keubler LM, Talbot SR, Boyle E, Habedank A, Jirkof P, Lewejohann L, Gass P, Tolba R, Bleich A (2019). Measurement of corticosterone in mice: a protocol for a mapping review. Laboratory Animals.

  7. Jirkof P, Schmutz J (2019) Social and organizational factors affecting biosafety compliance in animal facilities: An integrative analysis of safety rules within the system. Safety Science. 18:538-550.

  8. Evangelista-Vaz E, Bergadano A, Arras M, Jirkof P (2018) Evaluation of the analgesic efficacy of a 25 mg/kg Tramadol s.c. injection-oral combination in a surgical model in C57BL/6J mice. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 57:4. DOI: 10.30802/AALAS-JAALAS-17-000118

  9. Jirkof P, Arras M, Cesarovic, N (2018) A Tramadol:Paracetamol combination for post-surgical pain treatment of mice via the drinking water. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 189: 95-100.

  10. Lipiski M, Arras M, Jirkof P, Cesorovic N (2017) Premedication with Fentanyl-Midazolam improves Sevoflurane Anesthesia for Surgical Intervention in Laboratory Mice. Experimental Biology and Medicine. 242: 12, 1287-1298, doi. 10.1177/1535370217707730

  11. Jeger V, Arrigo M, Hildenbrand F, Müller D, Jirkof P, Hauffe T, Seifert B, Arras M, Spahn DR, Bettex D, Rudiger A (2017) Improving animal welfare using continuous nalbuphine infusion in a long-term rat model of sepsis. Intensive Care Medicine Experimental. 5: 23,

  12. Fleischmann T, Sauer M, Rülicke T, Arras M, Jirkof P (2016) Voluntary intake of paracetamol-enriched drinking water and its influence on the success of embryo transfer in mice. Research in Veterinary Science. 111: 85–92,

  13. Sauer M, Fleischmann T, Lipiski M, Arras M, Jirkof P (2016) Buprenorphine for pain relief in mice: administration via the drinking water. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 185: 103–112,

  14. Fleischmann T, Henke J, Jirkof P, Arras M, Cesarovic N (2016) Injection anaesthesia with fentanyl-midazolam-medetomidine in adult female mice: importance of antagonisation and peri-operative care. Laboratory Animals. 50 (4): 264-274,

  15. Husmann K, Arlt M, Jirkof P, Arras M, Born W, Fuchs B (2015) Primary tumour growth in an orthotopic osteosarcoma mouse model is not influenced by analgesic treatment with buprenorphine and meloxicam. Laboratory Animals. 49(4):284-93, doi: 10.1177/0023677215570989

  16. Jirkof P, Tourvielle A, Cinelli P, Arras M (2014) Buprenorphine for pain relief in mice: repeated injections vs sustained release depot formulation. Laboratory Animals. 49(3):177-87, doi: 10.1177/0023677214562849

  17. Schuler B, Arras M, Gianella M, Vogel O, Jirkof P, Cesarovic N, Klohs J, Jakob P, Baum O, Rieger G, Gubser M, Hoppeler H, Samillan-Soto V, Gassmann M, Fischer J, Born W, Vogel J (2014) Endogenous alpha calcitonin gene-related peptide (αCGRP) promotes physiological, exercise-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Acta Physiologica. 211(1):107-21, doi: 10.1111/apha.12244

  18. Wueest S, Item F, Boyle C, Jirkof P, Cesarovic N, Ellingsgaard H, Arras M, Donath M, Lutz T, Schoenle E, Konrad D (2014) Interleukin-6 as a mediator of early metabolic adaptation to fasting. American Journal of Physiology. 306(11): R861-7, doi: 10.1152/ajpregu.00533.2013

  19. Cesarovic N, Arras M, Jirkof P (2014) Impact of inhalation anaesthesia, surgery and analgesic treatment on home cage behaviour in laboratory mice. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 157: 137–145, doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2014.04.010

  20. Jirkof P, Fleischmann T, Cesarovic N, Rettich A, Vogel J, Arras M (2013) Assessment of post-surgical distress and pain in laboratory mice by nest complexity scoring. Laboratory Animals. 47:153-61, doi:10.1177/0023677213475603

  21. Jirkof P, Leucht K, Cesarovic N, Krebs M, Nicholls F, Rogler G, Hausmann M, Arras M (2013) Burrowing is a sensitive behavioral assay for monitoring general wellbeing during dextran sulfate sodium colitis in laboratory mice. Laboratory Animals. 47(4):274-83, doi:10.1177/0023677213493409

  22. Jirkof P, Cesarovic N, Rettich A, Arras M (2013) Housing of female mice in a new environment and its influence on post-surgical behaviour and recovery. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 148, 209–217, doi: 10.1016/j.applanim.2013.08.006

  23. Cesarovic N, Jirkof P, Rettich A, Nicholls F, Arras M (2012) Combining sevoflurane anesthesia with injection of fentanyl-midazolam or S-ketamine in laboratory mice. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. 51(2):209–18

  24. Arras M, Glauser D, Jirkof P, Rettich A, Schade B, Cinelli P, Pinschewer D, Ackermann M (2012) Multiparameter telemetry as a sensitive screening method to detect vaccine reactogenicity in mice. PLoS ONE. 7(1): e29726, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0029726

  25. Jirkof P, Cesarovic N, Fleischmann T, Rettich A, Arras M (2012) Individual housing of female mice: influence on postsurgical behaviour and recovery. Laboratory Animals. 46(4):325-34, doi: 10.1258/la.2012.012027

  26. Cesarovic N, Jirkof P, Rettich A, Arras M (2011) Implantation of radiotelemetry transmitters yielding data on ECG, heart rate, core body temperature and activity in free-moving laboratory mice. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 57: e3260, doi: 10.3791/3260

  27. Cesarovic N, Nicholls F, Rettich A, Kronen P, Hässig M, Jirkof P, Arras M (2010) Isoflurane and sevoflurane provide equally effective anaesthesia in laboratory mice. Laboratory Animals. 44 (4):329-36

  28. Jirkof P, Cesarovic N, Rettich A, Nicholls F, Seifert B, Arras M (2010) Burrowing behavior as an indicator of post-laparotomy pain in mice. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 4:165, doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2010.00165

Invited Review Articles

  1. Jirkof P (2017) Side effects of pain and analgesia in animal experimentation. Lab Anim (NY). 46(4):123-128, doi: 10.1038/laban.1216
  1. Jirkof P (2015) Effects of experimental housing conditions on recovery of laboratory mice. Lab Animal (NY). 44, 65 – 70, doi:10.1038/laban.662
  1. Jirkof P (2014) Monitoring Burrowing and Nest Building Behavior as Species-Typical Indicators of Animal Well-being in Mice. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 234:139-46, doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.02.001
  1. Jirkof P, Seebeck P (2019) Vital signs without handling or animal prep. Lab Anim. DOI: 10.1038/s41684-019-0290-1

  2. Riederer B, Bomzon A, Jirkof P (2017) Scientific Writing in the Laboratory Animal Sciences. Letter from the editors. Laboratory Animals. 51(3), 315-320
  1. Golledge H, Jirkof P (2016) Editorial: Score sheets and analgesia. Laboratory Animals. 50(6):411-413
  1. Fachinformation: Tiergerechte Haltung von Labormäusen, Ausschuss Tiergerechte Haltung, GV SOLAS, 2014
  1. Stellungnahme: Einzelhaltung von Mäusen zu Versuchszwecken, Ausschuss Tiergerechte Haltung, GV SOLAS, 2013

Book chapter

Baumans V, Brain P, Jirkof P, Hendriksen C. Chapter 14 Recognition of pain and distress. In Handbook on Laboratory Animal Science edited by van Zutphen, Baumans and Beynen.