Hamilton, E. 2020. Improving animal welfare at Newcastle University by introducing the low stress handling of mice. Animal Technology and Welfare 19(3), 185-194.
The primary focus of this project was to introduce the low stress handling of mice to Newcastle University and resulting in all researchers and technicians using this method. It aimed to bring a team together, working to promote and communicate the commitment to utilising low stress handling methods for mice. This project involved a team of technologists who created ideas and contributed to successful implementation. The project also involved establishing University policies for future use. Meetings with research teams to promote this method and change culture, booklets, induction processed was also part of this. This project came with challenges, however overall significant positive changes were made to improve animal welfare. The risks that were anticipated were not as significant as first imagined and could be dealt with effectively. Experiential learning has taken place.