The website ‘Assessing the Health and Welfare of Laboratory Animals‘ previously found at www.ahwla.org.uk was closed down in May 2021.
The site was developed and launched in 2005 with financial support from the Swiss 3R Research Foundation.
The website contained three tutorials as detailed below.
BVA-AWF Practical Animal Handling
A tutorial originally produced by BVA-AWF. Expert veterinary staff demonstrating the correct procedures for handling small mammals for clinical examination and medication. Its aim was to show that the primary consideration should be for the welfare of the animal.
The content of this tutorial is now outdated and more up to date tutorials are available. Please see the links below:
Recognising Post-Operative Pain in Animals
A tutorial which provided an introduction to recognising post-operative pain in animals. It was designed to be used by relatively inexperienced research workers and staff involved in animal care.
The content of this tutorial is now outdated. Please see alternative links below:
Basic Assessment of Laboratory Animal Health and Welfare
A tutorial which provided an introduction to assessing the health and welfare of laboratory animals.
The content of this tutorial is now outdated. Please see alternative links below.