About the Animal Welfare Body
The Directive states that animal welfare considerations should be given the highest priority in the context of animal keeping, breeding and use. One of the mechanisms of the Directive to achieve this aim is the creation of an Animal Welfare Body in each establishment. The Animal Welfare Body provides internal oversight and guidance on the day-to-day application of the 3Rs or other matters which are vital for animal welfare. The AWB is chaired by a qualified veterinarian with extensive experience in his field of research relating to laboratory animal science.
The AWB meets monthly to review AEEC applications and amendments; general animal welfare matters, DV reports, compliance, new animal welfare refinements and dissemination of information.
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