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Is it necessary and how could it affect your data and animal welfare? A workshop recording featuring academic and industry experts.

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Details of the Rabbit Grimace Scale, including a poster for display in laboratory rooms and corridors.

Screenshot of the top third of the rabbit grimace scale poster showing the orbital tightening facial action units

Guidance, information and recommendations for those working with zebrafish.


Information on techniques for sampling blood in the rat, covering non-surgical, surgical and terminal techniques.

A brown and white rat in a cage, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Guidance on non-aversive methods for handling mice. Includes tutorials, FAQs and tips for implementation.

Three black mice, one of them is being handled with a clear plastic tunnel

Approaches for sampling blood in the ferret, covering surgical and terminal techniques.

Close up of a brown and white ferret's face, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

The positive impact playpens have on laboratory rat welfare, and guidance on how to set one up in your institution.

A tall cage which has been used to create a rat playpen. There are three different tiers with ladders to allow the rats to climb up between each one. A number of white rats can be seen moving between the different levels. Enrichment and play objects are available on each level including an cardboard box that used to hold laboratory gloves, coloured balls, tubes, a wheel and a raised platform on the top level with some bedding material.

Guiding strategy and encouraging the adoption of microsampling techniques within any research or safety study.

A brown and white rat in the gloved hands of an animal technician.