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August 21, 2019

CCAC Publishes New Guidelines on Mice

Cover of the CCAC Guidelines on Mice

The CCAC guidelines: Mice is now available. This guidelines document, along with its associated frequently asked questions, addresses conditions normally present in laboratories housing mice, and provides a framework for the implementation of evidence-based practices, with the aim of improving mouse welfare.

The document provides information for investigators, study directors, animal care committees, facility managers, veterinarians, and animal care staff to help facilitate improvement in both the care given to mice and the manner in which experimental procedures are performed. It is based on expert peer advice and current interpretation of scientific evidence, and has received extensive peer review.

The CCAC would like to thank all of the volunteer experts who participated in the development of this guidelines document. Your insights and expertise are deeply valued and we truly appreciate the important role you play in the development of CCAC's high standards for animal ethics and care in Canadian science.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to directly.