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A webinar presenting the welfare benefits of playpens for laboratory rats and how to implement them in your facility.

Webinar title slide: Rat playpens for improved welfare

Amanda Novak (Edinburgh) presents advice on good surgical technique and refinements to incorporate into rodent stereotactic surgery procedures.

Webinar title slide: Refining rodent stereotactic surgeries

Our activities relating to the pandemic, and practical resources to ensure that the 3Rs are considered and kept a priority when services are disrupted

Illustration of a COVID-19 particle

Guidelines for establishing, implementing and refining humane endpoints.

A white mouse on a technician's gloved hands

Dr Megan LaFollette (NA3RsC) presents rat tickling as a positive handling technique and provides guidance on putting it into practice.

Webinar title slide: Tickling rats for improved welfare

Guidance on choosing the appropriate anesthesia for laboratory animals, including links to further resources.

Image of a mouse under anaesthesia.

A flyer providing tips in English, Spanish, French and German, as well as links to further resources.

Front cover of the "Rat Tickling Basics" flyer

A high level introduction to best practice in mouse colony management, including confirming, archiving and maintaining mouse strains.

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Archiving can provide a back-up to production colonies, minimise genetic drift, reduce the need for tick-over colonies and preserve valuable models.

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