ANZCCART News

Please refer to this years editions of the ANZCCART News below:

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  • Volume 32, issue 1

    Inside this edition

    • Moral Status and Obligations to Animals in Research
    • Vale: Julia Nicholls
    • Sharing unused samples - the ethical way to study rare and endangered species?
    • 2019 ANZCCART Conference
    • News from New Zealand

    Recent articles of interest

    • Is it Time for Australia to be More Open About Research Involving Animals?
    • Funnel-web Spider Venom Found to Contain Potent Killer of Skin Cancer Cells
    • How to Fix the Sex Bias in Preclinical Research
    • Researchers Question Mirror Test  After Fish Show Surprising Cognitive Abilities

Previous editions of the ANZCCART News

Click on the links below to view major articles in each edition and to download a copy. Please note that editions prior to 1999 may be very large to download.

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  • 2018: Volume 31, Issues 1-2

    Volume 31, Issue 1

    • Survey about the 3Rs in Australia
    • 2018 ANZCCART Conference and Call for Abstracts
    • Can Ethics Committees provide improved monitoring advice for wildlife?
    • ANZCCART AEC Member of the Year Award 2018

    Volume 31, Issue 2

    • Vale: John Schofield
    • 2018 ANZCCART AEC Member of the Year Award Recipients Honoured
    • ANZCCART 2018 Conference Review
    • 2018 ANZCCART (NZ) Animal Care Award Winners
  • 2017: Volume 30, Issues 1-3

    Volume 30, Issue 1

    • The 3Rs - Is it a question of perspective?
    • Changes in the ANZCCART AEC Member of the Year Award
    • ANZCCART Conference 2017 - Maintaining Social License in a Changing World

    Volume 30, Issue 2

    • Moves to Tighten Research Statistical Parameters and Their Potential Ramifications for Animal Use
    • ANZCCART AEC Member of the Year Announced
    • In Search of a Category C (Animal Welfare) Member for Your AEC?
    • 2017 ANZCCART Conference in Review

    Volume 30, Issue 3

    • ANZCCART Formally  Endorses ARRIVE and PREPARE Guidelines
    • NHMRC publishes New Guidelines
  • 2016: Volume 29, Issues 1-3

    Volume 29, Issue 1

    • Warning about radio-collar design
    • Animal welfare as a socioscientific issue: Engaging adolescents in science
    • Amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1986 (Victoria)

    Volume 29, Issue 2

    • ANZCCART Guidelines for the Humane Killing of Cane Toads
    • Updated Principles and Guidelines for the Care and Use of Non-Human Primates
    • Victorian Animal Welfare Under Review
    • ANZCCART is on the move

    Volume 29, Issue 3

    • Animal Ethics Committees: The Missing 'W' Word
    • ANZCCART has moved
    • Vale
  • 2015: Volume 28, Issues 1-3

    Volume 28, Issue 1

    • Experimental Design: Balancing Statistics with Biology
    • Vale:- Dr Yvette Chen
    • Dr David Bayvel QSO

    Volume 28, Issue 2

    • Angus Campbell David Bayvel: An Honorary Life Member of ANZCCART
    • Pilot Study Design

    Volume 28, Issue 3

    • The Question of Enrichment
    • Research, testing and teaching amendments to New Zealand's animal welfare legislation
  • 2014: Volume 27, Issues 1-4

    Volume 27, Issue 1

    •  Seven Simple Tips for Improving Welfare in the Laboratory
    •  Animals in Teaching: the debate continues
    •  To train or not to train, that is the question! Should we formally train all AEC members?

    Volume 27, Issue 2

    • Ask a simple question
    • Animal Welfare Cuts Across the Board
    • Why undergraduate science students must undertake practical studies involving animals

    Volume 27, Issue 3

    • Plastic fantastic - tragic! A study of the use of plastic materials in birds' nests
    • Report on ANZCCART at Queenstown in 2014
    • Conversations to Improve Animal Welfare in Research and Teaching

    Volume 27, Issue 4

    • Protecting Australian native mammals in research and teaching
    • Testing drugs in animal models
    • Can we further refine humane killing with CO2
    • Science, society and the ethics of animal use
  • 2013: Volume 26, Issues 1-3 & ANZCCART News survey results 2013

    Volume 26, Issue 1

    • Is it finally time to do the maths?
    • Holisitic approaches to animals in teaching: who learns from whom?
    • ANZCCART NZ Board Member receives New Year Honour

    Volume 26, Issue 2

    • The New Code Has a New Name
    • Report on the ANZCCART Conference 2013
    • 2013 ANZCCART AEC Member of the Year Named
    • Editorial: What if Extinction is not Forever?

    Volume 26, Issue 3

    • Animal Welfare Decision Faces Legal Challenge
    • Should undergraduate students be allowed to undertake laboratory and/or field studies involving animals?
    • Code Update
    • ANZCCART to establish a College of Experts
    • Nominations for Honorary Life membership of ANZCCART
    • ANZCCART News Reader Survey
  • 2012: Volume 25, Issues 1-4

    Volume 25, Issue 1

    • ANZCCART to mark its 25th Anniversary
    • Of mice and men - reflections on ANZCCART's role in the ethics of animal use
    • The Role of an AEC in 2012 - An exercise in Compliance or an Ethical Review

    Volume 25, Issue 2

    • Breathing through my nose
    • From the sheep paddock to a newborn baby's cot
    • Models, motor cars and noise: an alternative perspective on study design engineering for the use of experimental animals
    • Laboratory mice: are you getting more than you paid for?
    • Dairy fractions and their uses
    • Working with animals in New Zealand

    Volume 25, Issue 3

    • 2012 ANZCCART Conference
    • Lifelong Commitment to Animal Welfare Recognized by ANZCCART
    • 2012 ANZCCART AEC Member of the Year Annuunced
    • Improving Animal Welfare in Agriculture and Primary Industries Teaching in NSW Schools
    • Otago Zebrafish Facility - Fishing for Answers

    Volume 25, Issue 4

    • ANZCCART the First 25 Years
  • 2011: Volume 24, Issues 1-4

    Volume 24, Issue 1

    • Review of the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
    • Student Essay: Animal-Based Research in New Zealand

    Volume 24, Issue 2

    • ANZCCART Honours Lifetime Achievements
    • AEC Member of the Year for 2011
    • Student Essay: In Vivo to In Vitro. The Future of Animal-Based Research in New Zealand

    Volume 24, Issue 3

    • ANZCCART Conference 2011 Report
    • Developing Alternatives
    • Reduction of Animal Use in Teaching Despite Increasing Class Size

    Volume 24, Issue 4

    • Disaster Management in Animal Facilities
  • 2010: Volume 23, Issues 1-2

    Volume 23, Issue 1

    • Reducing the need for animal use for scientific purposes: replacing antibodies with aptamers
    • Omelas revisited: the terrible paradox of animal suffering

    Volume 23, Issue 2

    • ANZCCART Awards:
      • Honorary Life Memberships
      • AEC Member of the Year
    • Report on the 2010 ANZCCART Conference
  • 2009: Volume 22, Issue 1

    Volume 22, Issue 1

    • 2009 - A Year of Animal Welfare Milestones
    • In Memorium - Dr John Barnett
    • Animals Used for Research and Teaching. A Category D Perspective, or Ds Matter a Lot
    • Regulation of animal use in research, testing and teaching in New Zealand - the black, the white and the grey
  • 2008: Volume 21, Issues 1-2

    Volume 21, Issue 1

    • Infrared thermography and heart rate variability for non-invasive assessment of animal welfare
    • Guidelines to promote the wellbeing of animals used for scientific purposes: The assessment and alleviation of pain and distress in research animals
    • AAWS 2008 International Animal Welfare Conference

    Volume 21, Issue 2

    • AAWS Comes of Age
    • NHMRC Animal Welfare Guidelines to Promote the Wellbeing of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes
    • 2008 ANZCCART Conference: The media gets it wrong again
    • New and improved research technologies in animal research
    • Animal Care Technician's Award, New Zealand
  • 2007: Volume 20, Issues 1-2

    Volume 20, Issue 1

    • ANZCCART's 20th Anniversary
    • Australia and United Kingdom agree to cooperate on veterinary medicines regulations
    • Managing a Colony of Spiny Mice (Acomys cahirinus) for Perinatal Research

    Volume 20, Issue 2

    • Report on the ANZCCART Conference 2007
    • Recent actions arising from the 2003 ANZCCART New Zealand Conference
  • 2006: Volume 19, Issues 1-2

    Volume 19, Issue 1

    • The Regulatory Framework for Reviewing External Proposals Submitted to an Animal Ethics Committee
    • Revision of the ANZCCART Publication "Euthanasia of Animals used for Scientific Purposes"
    • Strategic Review of ANZCCART and our Role
    • AAWS Update

    Volume 19, Issue 2

    • Report of the International Consensus Meeting on Carbon Dioxide Euthanasia of Laboratory Animals
    • Conflict of Interest and Independence: A Reminder
    • European Union approves new alternatives to animal testing of drugs and chemicals
  • 2005: Volume 18, Issues 1-2

    Volume 18, Issue 1

    • Why [some philosophers think] using animals in scientific research is seriously wrong
    • Introduction to the Politics of Animal Protection
    • So what exactly is "Animal Rights"

    Volume 18, Issue 2

    • The Australian Welfare Strategy
    • Changes in the Board of ANZCCART
    • Report on the ANZCCART Conference 2005
    • Changes to the Use of Animals for Teaching Scientific Concepts in Victorian Schools
  • 2004: Volume 17, Issues 1-3

    Volume 17, Issue 1

    Volume 17, Issue 2

    • The use of animals for scientific purposes - the Queensland perspective.
    • Animal replacement and pain minimisation.
    • The medical relevance of using particular species in disease models - lessons from fetal sheep studies down under.
    • Moving towards a national legislative approach to animal welfare.

    Volume 17, Issue 3

    • How humane is induction with common agents of anaesthesia and euthanasia in laboratory rodents?
    • Cleverness and consciousness in animals: pronghorns and fiddler crabs.
    • Recent advances in anaesthesia in guinea pigs.
    • Can big physics help save animals?
  • 2003: Volume 16, Issues 1-3

    Volume 16, Issue 1

    • Ethical decisions- responsibilities and outcomes
    • Functional and Chemical Genomics in the Zebrafish.

    Volume 16, Issue 2

    • Welfare considerations in aquatic animals.
    • Animal welfare in Western Australia.
    • Morality and animal research.
    • Monitoring the Fate of Wild, Native Bird Populations: 'Invasive' versus Non-invasive Techniques
    • The Effects of History and Habitat on the Genetic and Relatedness Structure of the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat, Lasiorhinus latifrons

    Volume 16, Issue 3

    • Meeting community expectations for animal-based science: an Australian perspective
    • Towards humane vertebrate pest control.
    • Animal research in Tasmania
    • Compliance issues: Compliance with the legislation governing the care and use of animals in research and teaching
    • High tech animal facility provides ideal environment
  • 2002: Volume 15, Issues 1-3

    Volume 15, Issue 1

    • Ethical issues relating to transgenic animal production
    • Welfare audits for farm animals and implications for transgenic animals
    • Animal use in veterinary science teaching
    • Queensland’s new Animal Welfare and Protection Act
    • Learning, animals and the environment changing the face of the future

    Volume 15, Issue 2

    • Respect for animals through the eyes of a molecular evolutionist
    • The moral status of animals
    • Animal welfare in institutions of teaching and research: where have we come from and where are the goal posts now?
    • Research priority areas for the Alternative Sustainable Swine Production Program

    Volume 15, Issue 3

    • Conflicts of interest affecting the role of veterinarians in animal welfare
    • From menagerie to conservation centre - the changing role of zoos in world-wide conservation programs
    • Use of pouch young removal and cross-fostering techniques to accelerate breeding and recruitment in the threatened Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby, Petrogale penicillata
  • 2001: Volume 14, Issues 1-4

    Volume 14, Issue 1

    • The culture and agriculture of animal production
    • Experimental research with laboratory animals: one sex or both?
    • Review of issues relating to animals in health research
    • Factors contributing to the acceptance of biotechnology

    Volume 14, Issue 2

    • The sheep-an ideal model for biomedical research?
    • The current status of alternatives to animal experiments in China

    Volume 14, Issue 3

    • Marsupials as models for biomedical research
    • Sustainability and animal welfare with reference to developments in poultry welfare
    • New Zealand Royal Commission on genetic modification

    Volume 14, Issue 4

  • 2000: Volume 13, Issues 1-4

    Volume 13, Issue 1

    • Dr Michael Festing to lead workshops this year in Australia and New Zealand
    • Animal welfare legislation in Australia for the future - what scope is there for a national approach?
    • Changes to animal welfare legislation around Australia

    Volume 13, Issue 2

    Volume 13, Issue 3

    Volume 13, Issue 4

    • Zebrafish - Do we need another vertebrate model?
    • Research using nonhuman primates: Only Two Rs?
    • Comments on the introduction of wild caught animals to the laboratory
    • Should an animal welfare officer be a veterinarian?
  • 1999: Volume 12, Issues 1-4

    Volume 12, Issue 1

    Volume 12, Issue 2

    Volume 12, Issue 3

    • Third World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences
    • DNA sequence similarity: where is the baseline?
    • Humanity and the great apes
    • Xenotransplantation
    • Ethical and welfare aspects of transgenic animals.

    Volume 12, Issue 4

  • 1998: Volume 11, Issues 1-4

    Volume 11, Issue 1 - incomplete

    • Promoting awareness of the Three Rs
    • Can animals behave irrationally?
    • Numbers used for animal experimentation in Australia and New Zealand

    Volume 11, Issue 2

    • Fact Sheet: The Importance of Non-statistical Design in Refining Animal Experimentation
    • How many animals?
    • Animal replacement and reduction: multimedia teaching aids in behavioural pharmacology
    • The current legal status of animal experimentation in Israel

    Volume 11, Issue 3

    • Fact Sheet: Occupational Health and Safety in the Animal House and Associated Laboratory Facilities
    • Transgenesis and animals in research - an overview of animal welfare considerations
    • Regulation of animal use in research, testing and teaching in New Zealand
    • Animal groups put the Australian research community 'on notice' over AEC performance
    • The Boyd Group

    Volume 11, Issue 4

    • Chytridiomycosis - a new disease of amphibians
    • Xenotransplantation
    • Two Massey University's initiatives to promote Animal Welfare
  • 1997: Volume 10, Issues 1-4

    Volume 10, Issue 1

    • Facts sheet on The Dog
    • Review of the Australian Code of Practice for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes
    • The value of AECs
    • The functioning of a busy NZ AEC

    Volume 10, Issue 2

    • The use of pigs for research with examples of research on housing and handling
    • An improved method for housing laboratory frogs and toads using a miniature ecosystem
    • Modular bioreactors as an alternative to ascitic fluid production of monoclonal antibodies

    Volume 10, Issue 3

    Volume 10, Issue 4

    • ANZCCART - The First 10 years
    • USA Animal Welfare Centre
    • The establishment of a new Animal Welfare Centre in Melbourne
    • Animal Welfare in New Zealand - Concepts, Committees, Consultation and Codes of Practice
    • Professor David Morton visits Australia
    • Survey of New Zealand Animal Ethics Committees
  • ANZCCART News: Index to Volumes 1 - 10, 1988 - 1997

    The volumes from 1988 to 1996 are not available online. Please contact ANZCCART if you need any further information.

    Index to ANZCCART News, Volumes 1 - 10.