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A webinar presenting the welfare benefits of playpens for laboratory rats and how to implement them in your facility.

Webinar title slide: Rat playpens for improved welfare

Dr Megan LaFollette (NA3RsC) presents rat tickling as a positive handling technique and provides guidance on putting it into practice.

Webinar title slide: Tickling rats for improved welfare

A high level introduction to best practice in mouse colony management, including confirming, archiving and maintaining mouse strains.

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Archiving can provide a back-up to production colonies, minimise genetic drift, reduce the need for tick-over colonies and preserve valuable models.

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A dedicated website with resources for everyone who works with, or is interested in, laboratory macaques.

A macaque eating

Key issues for the humane killing of laboratory animals.

A laboratory technician and a rat in a tank

Guidance on implementing positive reinforcement training methods.

Marmoset being handfed as part of positive reinforcement training