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Details of the Rabbit Grimace Scale, including a poster for display in laboratory rooms and corridors.

Screenshot of the top third of the rabbit grimace scale poster showing the orbital tightening facial action units

Information on techniques for sampling blood in the rat, covering non-surgical, surgical and terminal techniques.

A brown and white rat in a cage, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Approaches for sampling blood in the ferret, covering surgical and terminal techniques.

Close up of a brown and white ferret's face, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Guiding strategy and encouraging the adoption of microsampling techniques within any research or safety study.

A brown and white rat in the gloved hands of an animal technician.

Details of the Rat Grimace Scale, including a poster for display in laboratory rooms and corridors.

Screenshot of the top third of the rat grimace scale poster showing the orbital tightening facial action units

Details of the Mouse Grimace Scale, including a poster for display in laboratory rooms and corridors.

Screenshot of the top third of the mouse grimace scale poster showing the orbital tightening facial action units

Approaches for sampling blood in the rabbit, covering non-surgical and terminal techniques.

Two white rabbits in an enclosure, one of which is standing on top of a shelter, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Approaches for sampling blood in the hamster, covering non-surgical, surgical and terminal techniques.

Close up of a golden hamster in a cardboard tube in its home cage, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Techniques for blood sampling in laboratory animal species to ensure the most appropriate technique is chosen.

Five needles with empty syringes on a pale blue background

Approaches for sampling blood in the guinea pig, covering non-surgical, surgical and terminal techniques.

Close up of a white guinea pig with black and orange patches in its home cage, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Approaches for sampling blood in the pig, covering non-surgical and surgical techniques.

A piglet standing next to a sleeping adult pig, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Information on techniques for sampling blood in the mouse, covering non-surgical, surgical and terminal techniques.

Black mouse standing on a gloved finger, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

Approaches for sampling blood in the marmoset, covering non-surgical and terminal techniques.

Two marmosets in an outdoor enclosure, with an icon of a needle and syringe on a yellow background in the corner of the image.

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
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10 years of CRACK IT webinar: TaiNi, a small and ultra lightweight wireless EEG recording device.

The CRACK IT 10 logo superimposed over a photo of the TaiNi wireless EEG recording device in a caliper

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

Image of a mouse under anaesthesia.

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

A white sperm and egg icon on a blue background