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.
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.
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.
Dr Megan LaFollette (NA3RsC) presents rat tickling as a positive handling technique and provides guidance on putting it into practice.
Guidance on the transport of laboratory animals, including non-human primates.
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
Specifically around re-starting breeding and animal experiments after a pause (e.g. work with mice after the COVID-19 lockdown).
A dedicated website with resources for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques.
For answers to more specific questions about colony management or breeding difficult strains you can email our dedicated advice service.
The Fish Behaviour Index (FBI) is an automated tool to monitor the behaviour of singly housed zebrafish.
The welfare benefits of double-decker rodent cages in allowing rats to engage in natural behaviours.
Group housed zebrafish show lower levels of stress and anxiety when they undergo procedures than those who are housed singly.
Guidelines on non-human primate accommodation, care and use adopted by the major UK bioscience funders.
Key issues for the humane killing of laboratory animals.
It starts at the very beginning: Scientific and welfare reasons for reviewing neonate care
Primate sensory capabilities and communication signals: implications for care and use in the laboratory
Information to help refine the housing and husbandry of laboratory non-human primates.
Guidance on implementing positive reinforcement training methods.