ETRIS: Education & Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences

Animal welfare & husbandry

Recognising post-operative pain in animals

An Introduction: Recognising post-operative pain in animals is a tutorial which provides a basic introduction to recognising post-operative pain in both small and large animals. It covers topics such as why we need to assess pain in research animals, how to assess pain, behavioural measure of pain and measurement in different species. The resource comprises of a 13 section Flash animation, with individual sections containing pictures, video clips and experimental evidence. This tutorial forms one section of the Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals website

This resource was developed by Professor Paul Flecknell and colleagues at Newcastle University, United Kingdom. Copyright is retained by Newcastle University The tutorial is designed to be used by relatively inexperienced research workers and staff involved in animal care

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