Video tutorial

This video tutorial was produced to show technical staff and researchers how to handle mice using non-aversive methods. It is based on research by Professor Jane Hurst and colleagues at the University of Liverpool.

The 18-minute tutorial covers:

  • The impact of handling on anxiety and stress in mice
  • Handling techniques to improve welfare and reliability of mouse studies
  • Best practice in handling mice by different methods
  • How to incorporate best handling practices into routine husbandry and experimental procedures

To read more about the tutorial, see Mouse handling made easier.

If you have questions about the tutorial, please contact us at: enquiries@nc3rs.org.uk

Short clips of the tunnel and cup handling techniques are available on our video clips page.

Autoclavable, polycarbonate clear tunnels can be sourced from Datesand Ltd.