Other teaching materials within Laboratory Animal Science

This page contains links to sites with teaching materials within laboratory animal science, some of which were produced by the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science. It also contains links to other resources that may be of use when implementing the three R's in laboratory animal science.

FLAIRE Learning: Flecknell Laboratory Animal Interactive Resources for Education, to support the training of laboratory animal research workers and to continue the professional development of others who work with laboratory animals. Consists at present of two modules:

  • Recognition of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals (this eModule provides an introduction to the subject to the level required to meet the learning objectives in EU Module 5)
  • Laboratory animal anaesthesia for minor procedures (this eModule provides an introduction to the subject to the level required to meet the learning objectives in EU Module 20)


LAS interactive: information on animals in research and on scientific methods in animal experiments. Integrates the information portals VTK ONLINE (Laboratory Animal Science Online) and LAS CAMPUS (training portal within Laboratory Animal Science). 

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses arranged by the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh, UK.

ETRIS (Education and Training Resources in In-vivo Sciences) is a website maintained by the University of Leeds which provides links to freely available, online, open access e-resources for use in the provision of education and training, or research, in in-vivo physiology, pharmacology and related disciplines.

Assessment of neonatal mice and rats

Article in Laboratory Animals describing a technique for blood sampling using the saphenous vein

Article in Laboratory Animals comparing the quality of blood from the saphenous vein with samples from the tail vein

Renie Remie Surgical Skills Centre (teaching and training in microsurgery and telemetry)

The Transgenic-List

Felleskatalogen (The Norwegian Compendium of Drugs used in Medical Practice)
Felleskatalogen over preparater i veterinærmedisin (The Norwegian Compendium of Drugs used in Veterinary Medical Practice)
Giftinformasjonssentralen (The Norwegian Poisons Information Centre)
MediLexicon (medical dictionaries, abbreviations, drugs and search engines)
An Online Biology Dictionary
An online health and medical website
Cambridge Dictionaries Online
A glossary of fish species (11 languages and pictures)
Multilingual glossary of medical terms in official European languages
Ask a Librarian (Scottish library service)

We recommend a search in the database 3R Guide, especially within the category Education & Training, and in the NORINA database which contains information on over 3,500 audiovisual products for use in education and training. Both these databases are accessible through the search engine at the top of this page.


Internet material produced by the Laboratory Animal Unit at the Norwegian School of Veterinary Science: 


Some of this information has kindly been provided by members of the Comparative Medicine discussion list (CompMed), to whom we are very grateful.

NetVet (Veterinary Resources on the Internet) and The Electronic Zoo (Animal Resources on the Internet): these two sites are now old and have not been updated recently, so there will be many dead links, but in their time they were probably the most comprehensive collections of links on the Internet. The NetVet site includes a subcategory called Comparative Medicine, covering Laboratory Animal Science.

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