Other aquatic animals used in research
The Norwegian Animal Welfare Act protects mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, decapods, cephalopods and honeybees. The Norwegian Regulation on the use of animals in research protects living vertebrates, decapods and cephalopods. EU's Directive 2010/63, on the other hand, only protects vertebrates and cephalopods.
This page is being used to collect links to resources concerned with other aquatic animals than fish and cephalopods, in particular decapods (crabs and lobsters).
3R-resources (guidelines, databases, email lists and journals) that apply to aquatic animals may be found in the 3R Guide database.
Severity classification of procedures used on fish may also be of relevance to other aquatic species.
Other literature references and links:
- Guidance on the housing and care of the African clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis), produced by the RSPCA
- Spineless wonders: welfare and use of invertebrates in the laboratory and classroom. Theme number of the ILAR Journal, volume 52, issue 2, 2011.
- UK Training Courses run by Charles River
- Monitoring environmental factors using measurement of heartrate and shell closure rates in marine invertebrates (IRIS, Stavanger)
- Long live the molluscs
- Blood mixtures: impact of puncture site on blood parameters
- Black or white? The effect of tank background on the welfare of laboratory frogs (Xenopus laevis)
- Efficacy of Tricaine Methanesulfonate (MS-222) as an Anesthetic Agent for Blocking Sensory-Motor Responses in Xenopus laevis tadpoles (2014)
- Humane killing of lobsters (guidance in Norwegian from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority)
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