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." Read entire story →
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.
2020 was a challenging year for everyone, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a new reality on our world, and our industry. Thankfully, all of us in the research community had at least the opportunity to contribute.
A conversation with Dana E. Weir, Assistant Director at the Office of Animal Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The EasyCage is a single-use, retrofittable caging solution from Allentown. As the latest in a growing line of Easy Solutions that began with the introduction of the NexGen, the EasyCage not only satisfies all of the traditional requirements of disposable caging, but also offers users the flexibility to modify their research programs as their needs evolve.
Animal research facilities have traditionally used soiled bedding sentinel (SBS) health-monitoring programs to detect and exclude adventitious pathogens that could affect research results; however, exhaust air dust (EAD) health-monitoring has been evaluated by several groups and proven to provide increased sensitivity for the detection of pathogens and to be more efficient in detecting pathogens when used as a complete replacement for traditional SBS programs.
Soiled-bedding sentinel animals (SBS) are traditionally used to monitor rodent colony health in research facilities. However, several pathogens go undetected through soiled bedding, and the act of collection is quite time consuming.