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Animal Ethics

Animal Ethics

Animal Ethics ‹ Animal Use Decisions

Animal Use Decisions


An understanding of the normal behaviour and appearance of animals is essential in order to monitor and record any changes in that behaviour or appearance.

Signs to watch for include:

  • changes in the frequency, consistency and volume of urination and defecation;
  • changes in breathing frequency and depth
  • vomiting;
  • aggression;
  • withdrawal or depression;
  • loss of appetite;
  • changes in body weight;
  • changes in temperature; and
  • changes in appearance.
Animal Use Decisions

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