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NC3Rs | 20 Years: Pioneering Better Science
Webinar and video

Handling and training of mice and rats for low stress procedures

Therése Ahlström, a laboratory engineer and animal technician at Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) joined us to speak about the pioneering approach taken by RISE to implementing refinements for handling mice and rats. Therése highlights the importance of creating trust and cooperation between the animals and handlers, starting as soon as new animals arrive at the facility. Gentle handling and training reduce stress-related behaviours during research and this can be achieved with a few short training sessions before a study commences.

Watch this webinar to see how you can train your mice and rats, and to observe the impressive results that arise from employing these techniques.