The NC3Rs and the IAT have co-funded the production of a new web-based training resource on administration of substances to laboratory mice and rats. Developed by Digires at Newcastle University, the 'Procedures With Care' website is now available at www.procedureswithcare.org.uk
The resource features tutorials, with high definition video clips, on administration of substances via the intramuscular, intraperitoneal, intravenous and subcutaneous routes, highlighting best practice in terms of animal welfare. Also included is information on appropriate methods of capture and handling. Additional tutorials on administration via the oral and dermal routes, and use of a hypodermic syringe, will be added soon.
The new resource complements the NC3Rs Blood Sampling resource.