Animal Welfare Day - 26 July 2013
The Animal Welfare Committee organises an annual training day to provide induction and training of Honours students, higher degree students, technicians, laboratory staff and other students or staff members who wish to obtain training in matters relating to animal welfare. Animal Welfare Day includes a light lunch for registered participants.
Animal Welfare Day usually covers the following topics:
- philosophical and ethical arguments of experimentation using animals
- animal care and use
- experimental techniques and design
- identification and alleviation of animal stress, pain and distress
- operation of the Animal Welfare Committee
- minimising the use of animals for experimentation
- responsibilities for researchers under the Act and Code of Practice
- how to apply for approval to conduct an experiment involving animals
The half-day course is held every February, with a brief mid-year course held in July.
The 2013 Animal Welfare Day Programme is provided here - AWD Programme - July 2013 (PDF 313KB) .
The 2013 Animal Welfare Day Flyer is provided here - AWD Mid-Year 2013 Flyer (PDF 927KB) .
Enrolments for the Animal Welfare Day are via the Events page.
For questions in regard to Animal Welfare Day, please contact the Research Services Office, Animal Welfare Committee by telephone 8201 5962 or by email.
Training in Experimental Procedures and Animal Care
Animal House Supervisors should be consulted if training is required in the conduct of particular experimental techniques and procedures, or animal handling, feeding or general care.
Animal House staff are qualified and trained in these areas. They are also aware of all experiments being conducted in their Schools, and can suggest names of researchers working in similar fields if specialist advice is required for a particular experiment.
Animal House Supervisors are responsible for supervising the conduct of experiments on all animals issued by the Animal House or held by researchers, and for the general care and handling of such animals. They should therefore be the first point of reference for any queries or problems.