Basic assessment laboratory animal health and welfare
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Owner/Developer: Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals (AHWLA)
01 January 2005
3R Research Foundation Switzerland
This tutorial provides an introduction to assessing the health and welfare of laboratory animals. It is designed to be used by inexperienced research workers and staff involved in animal care.
Being able to recognise problems in animal health and welfare is essential for anyone working with laboratory animals.
The tutorial will go through indices of good health and welfare. It will also discuss ways to recognise signs of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals.
This tutorial is intended to be an introduction to animal health and welfare assessment, targeted at new research workers.
General principles will be outlined. Species specific information can be found on other tutorials in this website.
Note that a veterinarian should always be consulted if health problems are suspected.
Interactive online resources, Recorded tutorial
Optional / Voluntary
University (Bachelor), Undergraduate, Technical College, Continuing Professional Development
Taking care of animals
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Marmoset and tamarins (eg. Callithrix jacchus), Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Rodents, Cats (Felis catus), Dogs (Canis familiaris), Cattle (Bos primigenius), Other birds (other Aves), Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo), Guinea-Pigs (Cavia porcellus), Mongolian Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus), Hamsters
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Changes in body shape
Fur and feathers
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
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