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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.
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A series of video tutorials to develop skills in the administration of substances and apply best practice in aseptic surgical techniques in rodents.

A white mouse on a technician's gloved hands

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

A video resource for introductory training on the 3Rs aimed at in vivo researchers and animal technicians.

Cover slide for the 3Rs training webinar. The title of the talk is seen in white text on a blue background - The 3Rs: Their definition, application and importance to your work.

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.

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.

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.