Using ethograms, preference tests and motivation tests to evaluate enrichment, including example protocols.
Minimising the influence of bias and understanding the limitations of an evaluation.
Using what you have learned to benefit the animals in your care and disseminating your findings.
Frequently asked questions about determining whether your enrichment protocol is appropriate and effective.
Key considerations and relevant resources to support in vivo researchers as they return to working with laboratory animals following lockdown.
In this webinar Professor Paul Flecknell explains the benefits of e-learning for laboratory animal professionals.
A webinar presenting the welfare benefits of playpens for laboratory rats and how to implement them in your facility.
10 years of CRACK IT webinar: The Home Cage Analyser, which provides continuous monitoring of group-housed rodents.
Amanda Novak (Edinburgh) presents advice on good surgical technique and refinements to incorporate into rodent stereotactic surgery procedures.
Our activities relating to the pandemic, and practical resources to ensure that the 3Rs are considered and kept a priority when services are disrupted
Guidelines for establishing, implementing and refining humane endpoints.
Answers to some of the most often asked questions on breeding and maintaining GA mouse colonies.
Ways to prevent and manage aggression in laboratory animals, with specific advice for a range of mammalian species.
A joint NC3Rs/Mary Lyon Centre webinar on applying best practice to get the most out of the minimum number of animals.
Promoting an institution-wide commitment to animal welfare.
Dr Megan LaFollette (NA3RsC) presents rat tickling as a positive handling technique and provides guidance on putting it into practice.
Guidance on choosing the appropriate anesthesia for laboratory animals, including links to further resources.
A flyer providing tips in English, Spanish, French and German, as well as links to further resources.
Guidance on the transport of laboratory animals, including non-human primates.
Specifically around re-starting breeding and animal experiments after a pause (e.g. work with mice after the COVID-19 lockdown).
Definition of key terms used in breeding and colony management.
A high level introduction to best practice in mouse colony management, including confirming, archiving and maintaining mouse strains.
Archiving can provide a back-up to production colonies, minimise genetic drift, reduce the need for tick-over colonies and preserve valuable models.
Intermittent breeding should be used instead of constant mating to avoid unnecessary wastage of animals, whilst retaining the ability to breed an