Pain and Distress and Humane Endpoints - August 2016

Audience: Operations staff (i.e., veterinary, husbandry, and research) primarily; also the IACUC (protocol reviewers)


  • Understanding and recognizing pain and distress
  • Knowledge of how to manage pain and distress


  • Recognize species specific behaviors and distinguish them from pain and distress
  • Distinguish what is scientifically justified pain and distress, consistent with sound research design
  • Use tools (e.g., scoring system) to assess pain level
  • Document an incident of pain and distress

Module Developers: Bruce Kennedy, Gene Hines, Kelly Fusco, Tanise Jackson, Trina Smith

Module Materials
Goals (PDF) (PDF - 269.69 KB)
Module Question

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