A high level introduction to best practice in mouse colony management, including confirming, archiving and maintaining mouse strains.
For answers to more specific questions about colony management or breeding difficult strains you can email our dedicated advice service.
A dedicated website with resources for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques.
A webinar introducing the revised ARRIVE guidelines, the items in the ARRIVE Essential 10, and relevant resources.
Hear from champions based at facilities around the UK who have successfully implemented non-aversive mouse handling methods.
Learn more about why the single use of needles should be standard practice and how to implement this in your facility.
Showcasing our advice and resources designed to help researchers address the 3Rs in animal licence applications. Focused on the UK but applicable
Overview of the scientific and welfare benefits of moving to animal-free antibodies and affinity reagents, including EURL ECVAM recommendations.
An introduction for early career and postdoctoral researchers, applicable to both in vivo and in vitro experiments.
How to recognise and prevent pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals.
Principles and techniques for humane killing of laboratory animals.
A webinar for in vivo researchers or students with limited or no experience of systematic reviews.
Ensuring best practice in anaesthesia for minor procedures.
Factors to consider prior to anaesthesia of laboratory animals.
How to choose appropriate anaesthetic agents and regimens.
Why and how to monitor anaesthetised animals.
Use of different anaesthetic breathing systems, airway management, and neuromuscular blocking drugs.
Managing anaesthesia and what can be done to prevent problems.
Recovery from anaesthesia and post-anaesthetic support.
Post-operative pain relief for laboratory animals, including selecting and using analgesics.
Recognising pain and assessing its severity in laboratory animals following surgery.
To support the adoption of non-aversive methods for picking up mice, we have produced an A2-sized poster for display.
Professor Jane Hurst and Mr John Waters answer your questions about the refined handling techniques.
The Fish Behaviour Index (FBI) is an automated tool to monitor the behaviour of singly housed zebrafish.