FSVO publishes technical information on animal welfare-compliant euthanasia of laboratory animals

The Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office has published on the 22 August 2018 Technical information on animal experimentation regarding the skilled and animal welfare compliant euthanasia of laboratory animals. The document provides information for the attention of the cantonal authorities responsible for animal experiments, their advisory committees and all persons concerned with animal experiments. The gentle, skilled euthanasia of laboratory animals continues the careful handling of each animal used for experiments right through until its death. It represents an effective contribution to animal welfare and helps to minimise the constraint inflicted on the animals. The continuous improvement of euthanasia methods is a key requirement in the implementation of the 3R principles. More info can be found on the FSVO website.