ETRIS: Education & Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences

Animal welfare & husbandry

Refining Dog Care

Refining Dog Care comprises of resources and information for improving the welfare of laboratory-housed dogs

The resource consists of evidence-based guides for those working with laboratory-housed dogs. They include guidance on welfare assessments, the design of dog units, husbandry and training. Information is provided as written protocols, photographs and video resources. The site also provides links to relevant government and professional bodies and information portals.

This resource was developed by the Behaviour and Evolution Research group (BERG), Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, United Kingdom. Copyright is retained by the developers.

It will be of use to all those involved in the care and use of dogs in scientific and medical research.

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

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