The Three R’s – Science Progressing
In the field of animal research, and science in general, the phrase “we’ve always done it that way” is absolutely toxic.
In the quest for the three R’s of refine, reduce, replace, one must constantly explore new methods. Telemetry as opposed to tethering is an excellent example. Telemetry releases the animal from physical restraints while still providing real time data.
Other small nuances include a small change in restraint or even alteration of pain meds, sometimes in the case of less relief. Click below to read more on several studies and by all means ask me of my own R’s stories!