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Handling and restraint for minor procedures without anaesthesia

Techniques for handling and restraint of laboratory animals should be safe for both the handler and the animal. The methods used should also cause the minimum amount of distress to the animal. Stress and pain are known to alter body responses to a wide range of stimuli, hence in addition to important welfare considerations, efforts to reduce pain or discomfort to a minimum should also be considered good scientific practice.


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Updated on 12th May 2020

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