Animal welfare & alternatives
Why vaccinate your pets?
25th April 2019
Just like children, dogs and cats need vaccinations against dangerous viral and bacterial diseases. Vaccination remains the single most effective method for protecting against infectious disease in healthy animals. Without proper vaccination, your pet is left unprotected.
Advances in 3R’s
11th April 2019
It is hard to do justice to six hours of presentations in a few hundred words so this is a subjective choice from a recent interesting and intense day of reporting on advances in the 3R’s at Oxford University.
Human diseases are threatening chimpanzees
1st March 2019
A human common cold can be lethal to a chimp
Beagle Freedom Project $250k prize
18th July 2016
The right prescription for all the wrong reasons
Animal welfare at Oxford University
6th April 2016
Oxford University held a 3Rs Research day to share examples of work involving animals and focused on examples of refinement, reduction and replacement of animals in research.
New dog-breeding facilities will improve animal welfare
17th July 2015
Demented dog or senile cat ?
24th June 2015
Hedgehogs, going, going...
9th June 2015
Why don't I see hedgehogs when I walk home from the pub anymore?
Badgers; the cull or the research
3rd June 2015
World Day for Animals in Laboratories
24th April 2015
140 years of animal welfare improvements
Mouse cage enrichment
8th April 2015
A new video shows experiments in cage enrichment.
Let in the Lynx
17th February 2015
Separating the tweet from the chaff
17th July 2014
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike, and be a particularly valuable tool for conservation.
Declines in insectivorous birds associated with high neonicotinoid concentrations
9th July 2014
Populations of common insectivorous birds like starlings and swallows are declining in farmland areas with high levels of the neonicotinoid insecticide imidacloprid.
Should neonicotinoids be banned permanently?
2nd July 2014
In today’s staff blog post, Head of Online Communication Richard Scrase wonders where all the butterflies have gone.