Assessing animals

Initial assessments

In order to recognise any pain, distress and suffering, we need to recognise the positive signs of health and good welfare in the animals that we work with.

An initial assessment of any animal by first observing it in its home cage or pen, without disturbing it, often provides useful information. Once disturbed, some animals may no longer show some signs of distress or ill-health.

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Updated on 12th May 2020

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