Does size matter? Evaluating the space requirements for laboratory mice.

Mice are the most commonly used laboratory animal – comprising approximately 70% of all animals used for research. Despite their widespread use, surprisingly little is known about how the behavioural biology of mice relates to the social and physical conditions of the laboratory environment. A team of researchers, from the Division of Animal Welfare at … Continue reading Does size matter? Evaluating the space requirements for laboratory mice.

Animal Care Staff: ‘Why animal welfare matters’

Today begins a series of posts that try and show the activities and motivations of a handful of the dedicated animal care technicians from across the country's animal laboratories who work tirelessly to ensure animal welfare remains the highest priority. [Tom] For decades the animal rights movement has worked to define those working in animal … Continue reading Animal Care Staff: ‘Why animal welfare matters’