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.
Tips and strategies for rolling out the refined handling methods in your facility.
The Fish Behaviour Index (FBI) is an automated tool to monitor the behaviour of singly housed zebrafish.
The welfare benefits of double-decker rodent cages in allowing rats to engage in natural behaviours.
A video tutorial for technical staff and researchers in how to handle mice using non-aversive methods.
Professor Jane Hurst of the University of Liverpool shares the evidence base supporting refined mouse handling techniques as well as practical advice
Group housed zebrafish show lower levels of stress and anxiety when they undergo procedures than those who are housed singly.
Download short video clips for use in in-house training.
Key issues for the humane killing of laboratory animals.
A comprehensive resource on common marmosets, funded by the NC3Rs.
It starts at the very beginning: Scientific and welfare reasons for reviewing neonate care
General principles in analgesia to support best practice.
Examples of study designs that may be used for microsampling from either main study animals or from satellite groups of animals.
Watch your Back! The importance of background strain.