paper published – refinement of euthanasia in rats

very pleased to see this published in PLoS One. this paper represents the work of jessie, my first MSc student, and describes her considerable efforts in refining euthanasia in rats. unfortunately, the common practice of overdose of inhaled carbon dioxide is aversive and likely to be stressful or painful, or both.


this work ties in nicely with the recently published NC3Rs report of the Second Newcastle Meeting on Laboratory Animal Euthanasia that was held in 2013.