NC3Rs webinar – Mouse handling made easy: reducing anxiety in mice and their handlers

  • NC3Rs
Friday 27 April 2018 11:00 to 12:00

This webinar is now available to watch online via our website.

We are hosting a mouse handling webinar with Professor Jane Hurst of the University of Liverpool from 11am to 12pm (BST) on Friday 27 April 2018. Take this opportunity to get up to date with the evidence base and start best practice in mouse handling at your establishment.

Research led by Professor Jane Hurst and colleagues at the University of Liverpool has shown that picking up laboratory mice by the tail induces aversion and high anxiety in these animals, which can impact on scientific outcomes. In contrast, the use of a tunnel or hand-cupping mice considerably reduces stress and anxiety, and results in animals that are much more willing to voluntarily interact with the handler.

Join Jane for this free webinar about refined handling methods, including:

  • The evidence base supporting refined methods, including new research validating the techniques.
  • The benefits of using non-aversive methods compared with traditional tail handling techniques.
  • Practical advice and tips for using the refined handling techniques.

Following the webinar, there will be an opportunity to participate in a Q&A session.

Further resources on non-aversive handling methods are available on our website, including a video tutorial, research papers underpinning the research and tips for implementation.