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The Value of Enrichment.

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. Read entire story →

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It’s What’s Inside That Counts

Allentown is proud to spotlight the unique, RFID-enabled, home cage monitoring system offered by Unified Information Devices (UID), a leading provider of RFID identification and data collection solutions.

Closing the Loop. Targeting the Cage.

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.

Standing Tall for Rodent Welfare

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."

Rest Easy: The Importance of Selecting, Using, and Maintaining Research Anesthesia Solutions

Research anesthesia products, services, and practices are key components of the studies performed every day in Laboratory Animal Science.

Innovation Meets Efficacy. Allentown Sterilization Bags Help Make Cage Sterilization Safe, Simple, and Effective.

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.

Is Your IVC Effectively Containing Laboratory Animal Allergens?

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.

Spotlight on 2020: The Year in Review

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.

Real World Challenges Requiring a Single-Use Solution

A conversation with Dana E. Weir, Assistant Director at the Office of Animal Resources at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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