Steps should be taken to avoid surplus animals, such as those in breeding programmes which prove to be too old, those which respond poorly to treatment (for example by showing a weak immune response) or which are otherwise unsuitable for re-use, re-homing or release.
- Reducing surplus experimental animal generation - a report from GV-SOLAS (2022)
- Breeding and colony management - Frequently Asked Questions (NC3Rs webpage)
- UK Government advice on non-human primates used for scientific purposes
- The European Mutant Mouse Archive (EMMA) from INFRAFRONTIER
- Does your disaster mitigation strategy include rederivation? (paper from Envigo)