In June 2017 we obtained compliance with the standard requirements EN ISO 9001:2015 for the production of wooden litter and corncob with environmental enrichment for animal housing.
The European Directive 2010/63/EU approved in 2010 defines the new rules on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes and replaces the previous EEC Directive no. 609/86. It is now acknowledged that the maintenance of excellent animal welfare is a key factor in the outcome of any scientific experiments, leading to more reliable results.
These are minimum requirements, which allow Animal Facility Managers and veterinary doctors to create tailor-made solutions based on the specific needs arising from individual research projects, particularly with regard to environmental enrichment and to the monitoring of microbiological and microclimatic conditions.
Thus, environmental enrichment is an essential part of the successful research program. A research environment can be unnatural and stressful for the animals. CAIPET meets the needs of the laboratories that want to respect this legislation which is coming into force in all EU countries.