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Details of the Rabbit Grimace Scale, including a poster for display in laboratory rooms and corridors.

Screenshot of the top third of the rabbit grimace scale poster showing the orbital tightening facial action units

Details of the Rat Grimace Scale, including a poster for display in laboratory rooms and corridors.

Screenshot of the top third of the rat grimace scale poster showing the orbital tightening facial action units

Details of the Mouse Grimace Scale, including a poster for display in laboratory rooms and corridors.

Screenshot of the top third of the mouse grimace scale poster showing the orbital tightening facial action units

Guidelines for establishing, implementing and refining humane endpoints.

A white mouse on a technician's gloved hands
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A dedicated website with resources for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques.

A macaque eating
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How to recognise and prevent pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals.

A screenshot of an e-learning module activity, with a photo of a white rat labelled with green "i" buttons to indicate where trainees can click for more information. A label reads "Body posture: the posture is normal".
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Post-operative pain relief for laboratory animals, including selecting and using analgesics.

A close up of an animal being injected with analgesia
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Recognising pain and assessing its severity in laboratory animals following surgery.

Screenshot of the EU 21-8 training module, featuring a mouse on a gloved hand

Posters and other resources on the use of grimace scales to assess pain in laboratory animals.

The mouse, rat and rabbit grimace scale posters layered over each other.