Guidance on non-aversive methods for handling mice. Includes tutorials, FAQs and tips for implementation.
Guidance on best practices in handling and restraint for mice, rats and other laboratory rodents.
Survey of the approaches used for training monkeys for chair restraint.
The evidence supporting the use of tunnel and cup handling to improve animal welfare and scientific outcomes (presented at AALAS 2021).
Research published to-date on the tunnel handling and cupping methods for handling mice
An online course created allowing you to become certified in the correct rat tickling technique.
Resources on rat tickling and how it can be used to promote positive human-animal interactions.
Dr Megan LaFollette (NA3RsC) presents rat tickling as a positive handling technique and provides guidance on putting it into practice.
A dedicated website with resources for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques.
Hear from champions based at facilities around the UK who have successfully implemented non-aversive mouse handling methods.
To support the adoption of non-aversive methods for picking up mice, we have produced an A2-sized poster for display.
Tips and strategies for rolling out the refined handling methods in your facility.
Professor Jane Hurst and Mr John Waters answer your questions about the refined handling techniques.
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
Download short video clips for use in in-house training.
Guidance on implementing positive reinforcement training methods.