Films and slide shows of laboratory animals
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Owner/Developer: Norwegian National Platform for Alternatives (NORECOPA)
15 August 1991
Norwegian Ministries, Research Council, animal welfare organisations
As a contribution to the harmonisation of the care and use of animals in research, Norecopa and the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science have produced a number of video films and slide series illustrating basic procedures (handling, injection techniques and blood sampling) on common laboratory animal species. Links to more resources are available at the bottom of this page.
Please note that some of the animals were sedated before they were filmed. This was done purely to make it easier to demonstrate the various stages of each technique.
Norecopa hosts a website (https://norecopa.no) containing 3R resources, including a collection of approx. 3,500 education and training aids (NORINA database), approx. 1,700 textbooks and other 3R literature (TextBase) and a collection of approx. 340 3R guidelines (3R Guide). In addition, the site contains approx. 600 webpages with links to 3R resources, including the PREPARE guidelines for planning animal experiments (https://norecopa.no/PREPARE).
Recorded tutorial, Computer assisted learning
Optional / Voluntary
Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Technicians, Managers, Scientific officers / Project managers, Professionals (e.g. veterinarians), General public
Academia, Industry, Governmental bodies, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), Consulting, SMEs
High school, Technical College, Undergraduate, University (Bachelor), University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research), Continuing Professional Development
Refinement, Reduction, Replacement
Carrying out procedures on animals, Taking care of animals
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Mice (Mus musculus), Rats (Rattus norvegicus), Rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Pigs (Sus scrofa domesticus), Other birds (other Aves), Other species
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Hen (click here)
Handling and blood sampling
s.c. injection and cardiac puncture
Mink (click here)
blood sampling from the saphenous vein
Mouse (click here)
Immobilisation and blood sampling from the saphenous vein
Immobilisation and i.p. injection
Immobilisation and s.c. injection
Pig (click here)
Immobilisation and blood sampling
Rabbit (click here)
Holding, lifting and immobilisation
Blood sampling from the central ear vein
Terminal bleeding (cardiac puncture)
Rat (click here)
Holding, lifting and immobilisation
How to wrap up a rat
s.c. and i.p. injections
Blood sampling from the saphenous vein
Anatomy of the rat and Anatomía de la rata produced by the University of Alcalá, Madrid
Investigation of a Mammal (Rat): dissection film
Test guidelines (OECD, ISO, etc.), Other
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