2017 is the year of laboratory rodent welfare at the NC3Rs
Mice and rats comprise 75% of all animals used in research in the EU (Seventh report from the European Commission). Throughout 2017, the NC3Rs will be highlighting the welfare needs of laboratory rodents. By spotlighting recent advances in animal welfare science and technology, and focusing on the adoption of best practice, we aim to have a positive impact on the large number of rodents used in research. Throughout the year we will also be running a series of workshops, events and data collection projects aimed at animal technicians.
Here we highlight some of the resources and outputs from our programmes related to laboratory rodent welfare.