Animal Technology & Welfare Online


The official journal of the Institute of Animal Technology and of the European Federation of Animal Technologists (EFAT).

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Volume 18 - 2019
Issue 1 - April 2019



  • An introduction to the Higher Education Programme Level 6

  • Intravenous Injection Training Project: A Level 6 Higher Education project

  • Animal Technologist Exchange Programme: A Level 6 Higher Education project

  • TECH-2-TECH Using software to tackle the 3Rs – A scientist’s perspective

  • ANDREW BLAKE TRIBUTE AWARD - Give us a break!



Issue 2 - August 2019



  • Report of the 2018 RSPCA/UFAW Rodent and Rabbit Welfare Group meeting

  • A comparison of enrichment items for the promotion of natural gnawing behaviour in laboratory mice

  • Legal and ethical aspects of using animals in research: A NACWO’s guide

  • OPINION ARTICLE: The 3Rs and optimisation in a decentralised research world: new perspectives on an established paradigm


  • Pro’s and pro’s of selective cleaning

  • Team awesome: Why we can be proud

  • NACWO my first year – dream job or nightmare


Issue 3 - December 2019



  • Increased incidence of spontaneous seizures in laboratory mice in an IVC environment

  • Non-invasive extraction of Cnidarian venom through the use of autotomised tentacles

  • RSPCA workshop, Congress 2019: Everyday 3Rs for Animal Technologists


  • Refining handling for small laboratory fishes

  • Sperm cryopreservation and in vitro fertilisation in Zebrafish facilities at King’s College London


  • Darwin’s fishes?: keeping Malawi Cichlids

  • Stiff as a board: measuring rigor mortis in Zebrafish

  • Why Zebrafish?

  • You are what you eat

  • A technologist-led approach to altering the culture of care regarding blood sampling

  • Variety is the spice of life; enrichment in our wildtype colony (CD1, B6CBAF1, C57BL6J)

  • MR and CT compatible electrical heating system for mouse imaging

  • Food for thought: the development of drug loaded diets improve both science and welfare

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