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Animal welfare & husbandry

Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Bred, Supplied or Used for Scientific Purposes

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/388535/CoPanimalsWeb.pdf

Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Bred, Supplied or Used for Scientific Purposes is a guidance document which sets out the standards of care, housing and husbandry of 14 common species of research animals required under the UK Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986.

The code is in 3 sections: minimum standards applicable until 31/12/2016; those applicable from 01/01/2017; non-mandatory advice over a broader range of topics. It also includes guidance on the staffing, care and practices within laboratory animal facilities

This publication was produced by the UK Government Animals in Scientific Research Unit (ASRU). Copyright is retained by the UK Government with use licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated.

This resources is suitable for use as a reference document by individuals involved in the breeding or care of laboratory animals or those involved in the design, construction or functioning of animal facilities

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  • Basic Assessment of Laboratory Animal Health and Welfare - view
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  • Extended Welfare Assessment Grid - view
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  • Mouse Welfare Terms - view
  • Pain assessment: Grimace scales - view
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  • 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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