ETRIS: Education & Training Resources in In-Vivo Sciences

Animal welfare & husbandry

Extended Welfare Assessment Grid

The Extended Welfare Assessment Grid is a matrix or methodology for assessing welfare and cumulative suffering in laboratory animals.

This tool combines user assessments of an animals clinical condition or well-being, experimental clinical events, behavioural deviations and environment into a matrix to provide a visual representation of an animals welfare. Comparisons over time, or before, during and after a procedure can highlight +ve or -ve impacts on the animal and intervention as necessary.

This resource was developed by Dr Honess & Prof Wolfensohn (Univ of Oxford & Univ of Surrey, UK). It is published in: Honess & Wolfensohn (2010) ATLA 38: 205-212. The article is available free of charge by registering on the ALTA website. Copyright is retained by the journal.

This tool with be of use to researchers, particularly those undertaking long-term studies, and to ethical review bodies.

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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