ETRIS: Education & Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences

Animal welfare & husbandry

Severe Suffering

Severe Suffering is an online resource to enable those involved in the use of animals in research to avoid causing severe suffering to their research animals.

The site provides information and resources for scientists, animal technologists and vets, and members of animal welfare/ethics committees on topics including refinement, welfare assessment, cumulative severity and humane endpoints.

It was developed by the (UK) Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the (UK) Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA), The (UK) Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association (LAVA) and the Institute of Animal Technology (IAT). Copyright is retained by the RSPCA.

This resource will be of benefit to all those involved in the care and use of laboratory animals. It can also be used in the education and training of personnel and for continued professional development.

Other resources in this category:

  • A Guide to the Behavior & Enrichment of Laboratory Rodents - view
  • Animal Welfare Information Center - view
  • Assessing animal welfare and suffering - view
  • Basic Assessment of Laboratory Animal Health and Welfare - view
  • Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Bred, Supplied or Used for Scientific Purposes - view
  • Common Marmoset care - view
  • Euthanasia of Animals - view
  • Extended Welfare Assessment Grid - view
  • Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals - view
  • Humane Endpoints - view
  • Mouse Welfare Terms - view
  • Pain assessment: Grimace scales - view
  • Recognising post-operative pain in animals - view
  • Recognition & prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals - view
  • Recognizing Pain in Animals - view
  • Refining Dog Care - view
  • Rodent Reference Information - view
  • Severe Suffering - view
  • Severity Assessment Framework - view
  • Severity Assessment Road Map - view
  • The Macaque Website - view

No ratings have been received yet