Ethics, Animal Welfare and the 3Rs
Basic and Appropriate Biology
Animal Care, Health and Management
Recognition of Pain, Suffering and Distress
Humane Methods of Killing
Minor Procedures without Anaesthesia
Anaesthesia for Minor Procedures
Principles of Surgery
Recognition and Prevention of Pain, Suffering and Distress (EU5)
Humane Methods of Killing (EU6)
Anaesthesia for Minor Procedures (EU20)
Pre-Anaesthetic Preparations (EU21-1)
Choosing an Anaesthetic (EU21-2)
Anaesthetic Monitoring and Intraoperative Care (EU21-3)
Anaesthetic Breathing Systems, Airway Management and Neuromuscular Blocking Agents (EU21-4)
Anaesthetic Management and Preventing Problems (EU21-5)
National Legislation (EU1)
National Legislation (EU1)
Understand the national and international legal and regulatory framework within which projects involving animals are constructed and managed and of the legal responsibilities of the people involved.
Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act
The use of animals in research in the UK is controlled by the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 (A(SP)A).
Project Licences (PPLs)
A project licence is granted to an individual to manage a program of research (“experiments”) that involves regulated procedures.
Personal Licences (PILs)
Personal licences are granted to individuals and authorise them to conduct particular types of regulated procedures on one or more species of protected animals.
Euthanasia and Personal Licencing
As described earlier, some procedures on animals can be carried out without a personal licence, and this includes humanely killing an animal using a “Schedule 1 method”.
The Establishment licence provides authority to the Institution to carry out regulated procedures (a “user establishment”) or to breed and supply animals listed on Schedule 2 of A(SP)A.
Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Bodies
The Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB) provides ethical advice to the Establishment licence holder on Project licence applications.
Home Office inspectors
Home Office inspectors have many duties including advising the Secretary of State on applications for licences, and on requests for their amendment or revocation.
Animals in Science Committee (ASC)
The Animals in Science Committee (ASC) is an independent public body responsible for providing impartial, balanced and objective advice to the Home Office minister on matters related to the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act.
Codes of Practice and Home Office Guidance
The Home Office provide extensive guidance on the operation of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act.
Other relevant legislation
Various veterinary, agricultural or husbandry practices are not regulated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986, but are controlled by other legislation.
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National Legislation References
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