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HemaTIP™ Microsampler

Collecting blood for serology testing from research animals can be a challenging process that leads to increased stress in your animal. Exclusive to Charles River, our HemaTIP™ microsampler simplifies this process by placing the collection media on the tip of an easy-to-hold stylus.

Topic: Refinement

NZ Resource bank- Anaesthesia Information

The following articles have been selected by panel members of ANZCCART to help researchers and AEC members improve their understanding of anaesthesia in research animals.

Topic: Refinement

RSPCA Joint working Group on Refinement

The JWGR organises working groups with experts from industry, academia and animal welfare to prepare reports on a variety of specific topics.

Topic: Refinement

Guidelines for the Care and Use of Animals in Research and Teaching

Norecopa has constructed four databases, which together with all the text on this website can be searched simultaneously using the search field at the top of every page.

Topic: Refinement

Refinement of Blood Sampling-NC3Rs

Blood sampling can be stressful for laboratory animals because of the handling, restraint, anaesthesia or discomfort associated with a particular technique

Topic: Refinement

RSPCA Reduce Suffering Welfare Assessment Tool

The suffering that animals experience when they are used in research and testing is a very serious concern. We believe that every possible step must be taken to reduce animal suffering to an absolute minimum.

Topic: Refinement

Norecopa films and videos animal procedures and handling of various animals and procedures
Topic: Refinement

Handling and Restraint-NC3Rs

Good training in non-aversive handling has benefits for the animal, for the handler and for the reliability of data gained in experiments.

Topic: Refinement

RSPCA Refining Rabbit Welfare

In 2008, the UFAW/RSPCA Rabbit Behaviour and Welfare Group produced a resource that sets out practical guidance on fulfilling the basic needs of the rabbit.

Topic: Refinement

Classic Audiovisual Database-Norina

The Classic AVs database complements NORINA by providing information on audiovisual products produced some years ago, using technology which has been surpassed by modern digital techniques.

Topic: Refinement

Humane Endpoints-NC3Rs

There are several stages to consider when planning and carrying out studies involving animals to establish, implement and refine humane endpoints.

Topic: Refinement

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