The choice of an analgesia protocol for a specific research question is challenging and is best solved with the help of an expert. The optimal protocol should reliably relieve pain and not have any side effects that could interfere with science and animal welfare. In the case of surgical or painful procedures, preventive analgesia, defined as pre-, intra- and post-operative analgesia, must be planned to efficiently cover the temporal evolution of pain and the estimated intensity.
Analgesia should have a controllable effect on the specific system at which the experiment is aimed or on experimental procedures.
For specific questions regarding anaesthesia and analgesia of laboratory animals, please contact the 3R Coordinator.
Anesthesia and Analgesia for Fish
Anesthesia and Analgesia for Rodents
> Please note that a good analgesia depends on various factors. The above recommendations do not mean that you should not consider other analgesic coverage.
Other species: For information on other species, please contact the animal welfare officers.