The Welfare observations procedure is used for the recording of welfare issues as and when they occur. Observations are submitted using controlled vocabulary with optional submission of images and free-text comments to document the issues.
Alive - Animal is alive at observation and will continue on the phenotyping pipeline with subsequent submission to Welfare protocol possible.
Found dead - Animal is discovered dead.
Withdrawn: Individual Health Concern - The appearance and / or behaviour displayed by the animal requires removal of the animal from the standard phenotyping pipeline.
Withdrawn: Line Level Health Concern - The appearance and / or behaviour displayed by the animal itself do not require removel from the standard pipeline but animals with the same genotype have welfare issues resulting in withdrawal of the whole line.
Withdrawn: Environmental Health Concern - Environmental causes which are expected to affect the welfare of the animal. Including husbandry issues, facility issues and single housing due to withdrawal of cage-mates
Withdrawn: Spare - Animal withdrawn due to required number of animals having reached phenotyping.
Withdrawn: Control - Baseline animal withdrawn as a control for mutant animal(s) being withdrawn due to welfare concerns.
Withdrawn statuses should be submitted when the animal is moved from a standard phenotyping pipeline (Early Adult, Interval or Late Adult) to the Alternative pipeline.