Searching for consensus on the most humane ways to kill laboratory animals.

The inevitable fate for many animals used in scientific research is that they are killed humanely, but are researchers using the best possible methods? A recent meeting in Newcastle focused on the issue of laboratory animal euthanasia, with experts from across the field of animal research attending to discuss current methods and possible alternatives, in an attempt to reach a consensus in this controversial area.

NC3Rs grantholder Dr Huw Golledge, University of Newcastle, reports.

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