Assessing the welfare of genetically altered mice

DJ Wells, LC Playle, WEJ Enser, PA Flecknell, MA Gardiner, J Holland, BR Howard, R Hubrecht, KR Humphreys, IJ Jackson, N Lane, M Maconochie, David Morton, R Raymond, V Robinson, JA Smith, N Watt, Georgia J Mason

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    In 2003, under the auspices of the main UK funders of biological and biomedical research, a working group was established with a remit to review potential welfare issues for genetically altered (GA) mice, to summarize current practice, and to recommend contemporary best practice for welfare assessments. The working group has produced a report which makes practical recommendations for GA mouse welfare assessment and dissemination of welfare information between establishments using a 'mouse passport'. The report can be found at and and includes templates for the recommended welfare assessment scheme and the mouse passport. An overview is provided below.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)111-114
    Number of pages4
    JournalLaboratory Animals
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006


    • mouse
    • genetic modification
    • welfare assessment
    • genetic alteration
    • passport


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