The major role of non-aversive handling Abstract: Handling laboratory animals during test procedures is an important source of stress that may impair reliability of test responses. Picking up mice by the tail is aversive, stimulating stress and anxiety. Responses among anxious animals can be confounded further by neophobia towards novel test environments and avoidance of […]
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of animal Research (NC3R) has recently published a blog from Prof. Paul Flecknell, Newcastle University on the issue of aseptic surgery. He is a renowned laboratory animal vetenerian who specializes in anesthesia and analgesia. Read the blog here. Prof. Flecknell is a guest lecturer for the […]
To help applicants avoid common pitfalls encountered during application process for 3R projects, the top ten tips were gathered by the NC3R funding team and panel members. Top ten tips for successful application.