Measurement and sampling of pest animals used in research

Research involving pest animals may require the taking of measurements of and samples from individual animals. Examples include body weight and size measurements, blood, hair and faecal samples.

Measurement and sampling techniques must be appropriate for the species and minimise distress and the risk of injury to the animal. Inappropriate techniques may lead to major and possibly fatal physiological disturbances.

This standard operating procedure (SOP) is a guide only; it does not replace or override the legislation that applies in the relevant State or Territory jurisdiction. The SOP should only be used subject to the applicable legal requirements (including OH&S) operating in the relevant jurisdiction.

Author Trudy Sharp, Glen Saunders & Bruce Mitchell
Year 2005
Secondary title RES005 - Threat Abatement Project 46217
Publisher Australian Government Department of the Environmen
Institution NSW Department of Primary Industries
Pages 11 pp
Notes RES005
Region Australia - national


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