Animals are an essential part of scientific research. We aim to improve their lives, reduce their numbers while maintaining robust results, and replace them when scientifically appropriate. We achieve this by working with research professionals to implement the 3Rs.
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Refinement refers to methods that minimize the pain, suffering, and distress of research animals as well as improves their welfare.
Reduction refers to methods that minimize the number of animals required per experiment, or study design, to achieve robust results.
Replacement refers to methods or technologies which avoid, or replace, the use of animals.
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SEE HERE to learn about non-aversive handling: What is it, why should you use it, and how do you do it?
Also: Find answers to common questions/concerns, get top tips & tricks, and learn about the evidence behind this handling technique that can benefit both you and the mice you work with.