Since it was founded in 2007, Norecopa har worked most with the challenges associated with the use of fish, wildlife and the traditional laboratory animals in research. Farm animals are however also an important part of animal research.
Norecopa organised an international consensus meeting on the care and use of agricultural animals in research on 26-28 September 2012 at Gardermoen. The meeting addressed both the use of farm animals in traditional laboratory animal facilities and animal research performed under farm conditions. The presentations, overviews of guidelines for farm animal research and a consensus document from the participants are available for downloading.
Guidelines for farm animal research in the 3R Guide database
Some of the more general guidelines for animal research which Norecopa has collected will also be of direct or indirect relevance to studies on farm animals. This also applies to Norecopa's webpages on experimental design, and to a certain extent the webpages about the use of fish, laboratory animals and wildlife. Guidance on planning experiments on farm animals is available in the PREPARE guidelines.
Resources on blood sampling of hens and pigs are available here.
The REFLECT Statement for reporting livestock trials with production, health and food safety outcomes.
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