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The US government spends over $30 billion dollars per year on biomedical research, and about half of the work published is questionable because it can’t be reproduced by others.
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The safe and effective cleaning of cages, bottles, enrichment items, and other research-related accessories is essential in maintaining the health and welfare of research animals. And there are several elements to this process that must work in tandem to ensure that these accessories are cleaned to the highest levels.
Enrichment generally includes the addition of objects, material or structure within the housing environment. These materials promote the expression of activities and behaviors that are typical and natural for that species and meet the behavioral, physical and physiologic needs of the animals being housed.
The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) states that "Animals require sufficient space to rest and exercise, access food and water, and freely express normal postures and behaviours."
Research anesthesia products, services, and practices are key components of the studies performed every day in Laboratory Animal Science.
The success of biomedical research relies in no small measure on the ability of research institutions to conduct their studies with finely sterilized equipment and under the strictest guidelines relating to allergen containment and safety.
Studies have reported that 20 - 30 percent of lab animal workers experience some form of LAA-related allergic response, from mild reactions like rhinitis, skin and eye irritation, to more severe reactions.