This page will gradually be populated with information on anaesthesia and analgesia of research animals. There are many excellent resources cited in Norecopa's database, including:
- Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia (4th Edition) by Paul Flecknell (2015)
- Pain Management in Animals (1st Edition) by Paul Flecknell and Avril Waterman (2000)
- Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization (5th Edition) by Terry J. Kreeger and Jon M. Arnemo (2018)
- Anaesthetics and analgesics used in adult fish for research: a review (Martins et al., 2018)
More resources may be found here:
- Training modules in anaesthesia and analgesia developed for compliance with EU directive 2010/63
- Guidance on anaesthesia and analgesia from the NC3Rs
- A collection of guidelines on anaesthesia and analgesia
- Textbooks on the subject in the TextBase database. Specific searches, may be made using the search engine at the top of this page, and its filters (in the right-hand margin when the search results appear). Here are the results of general searches for "anaesthesia" and "analgesia".
- Audiovisual educational and training materials
- More information on individual species is available here
- Srinivasa et al. (2020): The revised International Association for the Study of Pain definition of pain. Pain, doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001939
- Erickson RL et al. (2019): Alfaxalone-Xylazine anesthesia in laboratory mice (Mus musculus) Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 58: 30-39
- Clutton RE (2018): A review of factors affecting analgesic selection in large animals undergoing translational research. The Veterinary Journal, 236: 12-22
- Pain management for laboratory animals (Committee on Anaesthesia of GV-SOLAS supported by Working Group 4 of TVT, the German Veterinary Association for Animal Welfare), May 2015
- Moody CM & Weary DM (2014): Mouse aversion to isoflurane versus carbon dioxide gas. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 158, 95–101
- Whelan G & Flecknell PA (1992): The assessment of depth of anaesthesia in animals and man. Laboratory Animals, 26, 153-162.
- Peña-Guzmán DM (2017): Can nonhuman animals commit suicide?
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