Mouse Welfare Terms

Welcome to a website dedicated to standardising the way we describe different characteristics of laboratory mice which may impact on their welfare. The team who have developed the listing of terms is lead by mouse care staff and have worked with veterinarian advice to compile a list of controlled language for cage-side descriptions of any mice that may cause concern while being used for scientific research.

The ultimate aim of this listing is to highlight welfare concerns associated with the maintenance of laboratory mice and any phenotypes that should be conveyed when either using these models locally or transferring to other facilities.

We hope that this list- which we have called Mouse Welfare Terms will be dynamic and that anyone wishing to be involved and would like to add or edit details within the list will contact the group.

CONTACT details: comments@mousewelfareterms.org

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