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Rodentia is the official Newsletter of ACURET.ORG for the dissemination of news, advances and discoveries on laboratory animal welfare 

Research organizations seeking to understand biological correlations cannot avoid working with and experiments on animals. It is imperative therefore that the protection of the research animals is a particular concern. The welfare of animal used in research, education and testing, (including transportation, responsible handling, appropriate diet of the animal’s species) is an essential ethical obligation which are essential precondition for obtaining reliable and reproducible scientific results. 

IN order to promote further awareness and increase the avenue of information, ACURET.ORG releases RODENTIA, its newsletter as a regularly distributed publication 

a) Highlights key developments and viewpoints in the field of humane animal care and use for scientific purposes from a wide variety of sources, including articles, research reports circulating in the media, academy, think tanks, private sector, government and nonprofit organizations. 

b) Serve as a medium for communication among ACURET members, and as a voice for the diversity of member’s views cognizant of the socioeconomic, political, religious and political diversities of developing countries as well as in the broader academic world. 

The Newsletter publishes articles, letters, editorials, and data deemed of interest to the membership. Contributions are welcome from all voting and non-voting categories of members. Articles and letters represent the views of the author.

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Rodentia Vol 2:(I) October 2019

Directorate of Forum, Training and Education [FTE]

The ACURET Directorate of FTE serves as the key to improving the knowledge base and skills of members, stakeholders and general public on the essentials of responsible animal care and use for scientific purposes in developing countries. For too long, developing countries have remained on the back bench regarding efforts towards understanding the environment of our existence and its impact upon us, resulting in the poor living conditions, the piling burden of diseases and poverty as well as the economic burden of having to rely upon imported results, goods and services from developed countries. [Read More]


Courses and Training


The ACURET Laboratory Animal Care Assistantship Training (LACAT) Program is a hybrid-based blended learning certificate training program lasting 16 weeks. The Program is comprised of 180 hours of Instructor-led classroom learning, 112 hours of supervised and direct-hands-on laboratory exposure, 112 hours of self-online learning and 56 hours of collective learning in small groups. Candidates will undertake two steps of examination as part of their summative and formative assessments of their competences for the award of certification in humane animal welfare and husbandry. The certificate would count towards 12 credit hours of course work for an undergraduate degree program. The program will be deliver in collaboration with selected Institutions, with animal holding facilities that MUST be accredited or will be prepared to undergo accreditation for the purpose of the training program. For further details and an indication of an interest, please contact