Assessing the welfare of genetically altered mice

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Authors

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

Abstract

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 www.nc3rs.org.uk/GAmice and www.lal.org.uk/gaa and includes templates for the recommended welfare assessment scheme and the mouse passport. An overview is provided below.

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalLaboratory Animals
Volume40
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006

Keywords

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