Chapter 6. Brief Introduction to Welfare Assessment: A ‘Toolbox’ of Techniques

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Naomi Latham

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch6

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Latham, N. (2010) Brief Introduction to Welfare Assessment: A ‘Toolbox’ of Techniques, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch6

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, University of Oxford OX1 3PS, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • welfare assessment - ‘toolbox’ of techniques;
  • animal welfare and its importance;
  • animal care staff, NACWOs (Named Animal Care and Welfare Officers);
  • ‘welfare assessment toolbox’ and routine welfare monitoring;
  • assessing welfare and changes - physical and physiological measures;
  • chromodacryorrhoea - advantages over other physiological measures of ‘stress’;
  • HPA axis activity - hormonal ‘stress’ response;
  • animals' experience of pain - centre of debate, animals' affective states;
  • animal welfare, subjective feelings - pleasure and suffering;
  • research animals - ensuring they do not suffer more than is necessary

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is animal welfare, and why is it important?

  • The ‘welfare assessment toolbox ’

  • Who is responsible for animal welfare?

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • References