Review of anaesthetic and analgesic regimens in animal research proposals

A recently published study assessed the refinement anaesthesia and peri- and postoperative analgesia procedures proposed in German research applications in 2010.  The authors discussed unalleviated pain and omission of pain assessment techniques and their consequences for a number of procedures, and give recommendations to improve anaesthesia and analgesia. More info: www.altex.org/index.php/altex/article/view/780