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Assessing the welfare of genetically altered mice

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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. © Laboratory Animals Ltd.

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Author(s): Wells DJ, Playle LC, Enser WEJ, Flecknell PA, Gardiner MA, Holland J, Howard BR, Hubrecht R, Humphreys KR, Jackson IJ, Lane N, Maconochie M, Mason G, Morton DB, Raymond R, Robinson V, Smith JA, Watt N

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Laboratory Animals

Year: 2006

Volume: 40

Issue: 2

Pages: 111-114

ISSN (print): 0023-6772

ISSN (electronic): 1758-1117


DOI: 10.1258/002367706776318971

PubMed id: 16600070