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Enrichment Record US

A group of passionate enrichment advocates from academia and industry are the spark for this effort to ignite and excite the laboratory animal community from top to bottom. 

Topic: Refinement

Care and Techniques-Canadian 3Rs Microsite

The third ‘R’, Refinement, is essential to consider for people who are caring for animals used in science and/or carrying out scientific procedures on animals.

Topic: Refinement

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia for Minor Procedures-EU Module 20 Video
Topic: Refinement

Implementation of analgesic refinement in rats used as models for arthritis and inflammatory pain
Topic: Refinement

Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals

The AHWLA website makes use of video material to better illustrate points referenced in its tutorials.

Topic: Refinement

Species specific resources- Canadian 3Rs microsite

Many of the resources cited on this microsite are specific to certain types of animals. To assist in finding these resources the Animal Index groups Three Rs resources by category and/or species of animal.

Topic: Refinement

Grimace Scales Research

Research by Dr Jeffrey Mogil and colleagues, McGill University, has demonstrated that changes in facial expression provide a reliable and rapid means of assessing pain in mice, rabbits and rats.

Topic: Refinement

A Refined Approach to Producing Polyclonal Antibodies in Chickens – Completely Replacing All Invasive Elements by Combining Immunizations with Routine Aerosol-based Vaccinations
Topic: Refinement

3Rs Swiss Foundation

The aim of the 3R Foundation is to promote alternative research methods to animal experimentation through grants for research projects as well as to implement and promote the 3R principles.

Topic: Refinement

Recognition and Prevention of Pain EU module 5 Newcastle University
Topic: Refinement

LAS Training e-learning

The website LAS interactive (LAS = Laboratory Animal Science) contains a wide range of information on animals in research and on scientific methods in animal experiments.

Topic: Refinement

Species specific

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents

A volume in American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Topic: Hamster, Rabbit, Guinea Pig

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