|9 Aug 2013
|Event location:||Newcastle upon Tyne|
Millions of laboratory animals are killed each year, but the
evidence regarding which methods for killing these animals are
the most humane remains controversial.
This meeting presents an opportunity to hear the latest
research findings on animal welfare aspects of various
laboratory animal euthanasia techniques, followed by an
extended discussion session of the issues raised. At the end of
the meeting we aim to produce a consensus view on the
humaneness of various euthanasia techniques, as well as which
areas are most in need of further research.
The meeting will provide an update to the 2006 Newcastle consensus report.
Topics to be covered will include:
- Behavioural and physiological assessment of aversion to
inhaled euthanasia agents (CO2, Argon, Anaesthetics
- Euthanasia of neonates - are they conscious enough to
- Euthanasia of laboratory fish
- Physical methods of euthanasia - are they the
Confirmed speakers include:
- Larry Carbone - Lab Animal Resource Center, University of
California, San Francisco
- Huw DR Golledge - Centre for Behaviour and Evolution,
- Craig B Johnson - Institute of Veterinary, Animal &
Biomedical Sciences, Massey University
- Helen L Valentine - University of Iowa
- Joanna Makowska - Animal Welfare Program,
University of British Columbia
- Daniel M Weary - Animal Welfare Program, University of
- Nicole Marquardt - Freie Universität, Berlin
Moderators: Mark Prescott, NC3Rs and Penny Hawkins,
This meeting is free to attend, but registration is
essential. See the NC3Rs policy on meeting attedance (below).
Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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