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NC3Rs: National Centre for the Replacement Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research

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Post-operative pain relief for laboratory animals, including selecting and using analgesics.

A close up of an animal being injected with analgesia
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Recognising pain and assessing its severity in laboratory animals following surgery.

Screenshot of the EU 21-8 training module, featuring a mouse on a gloved hand

To support the adoption of non-aversive methods for picking up mice, we have produced an A2-sized poster for display.

Screenshot of the NC3Rs Mouse Handling poster which outlines guidance on non-aversive handling techniques for the laboratory mouse

How funding bodies can embed the 3Rs in their peer review process, including details of our review and advice service.

Icon representing peer review: two people connected by arrows going round a paper

Posters and other resources on the use of grimace scales to assess pain in laboratory animals.

The mouse, rat and rabbit grimace scale posters layered over each other.

Professor Jane Hurst and Mr John Waters answer your questions about the refined handling techniques.

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A video tutorial for technical staff and researchers in how to handle mice using non-aversive methods.

A brown mouse in a tube

Key issues for the humane killing of laboratory animals.

A laboratory technician and a rat in a tank
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A comprehensive resource on common marmosets, funded by the NC3Rs.

Two marmosets in an outdoor enclosure
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Wiki on refinement of the use of chronic implants in neuroscience research using non-human primates.

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General principles in analgesia to support best practice.

A rabbit not exhibiting any signs of pain