GA passports the key to consistent animal care
GA passport working group (RSPCA)
Establishments using and/or creating GA animals of any species generate, record and disseminate the right information. The recommendations bring together advances in routine welfare data collection with the idea of ‘mouse passports’ and developments in welfare/phenotyping databases.The booklet is aimed at anyone working with or caring for GA animals, those responsible for recording or maintaining records of GA animals, and/or those involved in the import, export or transportation of GA animals. It covers:
- What is a GA passport?
- Why use a GA passport?
- When to use a GA passport
- What a GA passport should contain?
- Useful resources
In order for animal welfare to be improved and the potential for pain, suffering and distress minimised it is vital that animal care information, tailored to individuals and strains of animal, is readily accessible to any person providing animal care. Ensuring this information travels in advance of the animals - in preparation for their arrival - with an additional copy accompanying them, will facilitate the provision of a consistent standard of care throughout the animals' lifetimes.