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  1. Playful handling as social enrichment for individually- and group-housed laboratory rats

    Contributor(s):: Cloutier, Sylvie, Baker, Chelsea, Wahl, Kim, Panksepp, Jaak, Newberry, Ruth C.

    Social housing is recommended for laboratory rats because they are highly social mammals but research constraints or medical issues often demand individual housing and, when social housing is practiced, it typically involves housing with only one or two conspecifics. We hypothesized that playful...

  2. Playful handling by caretakers reduces fear of humans in the laboratory rat

    Contributor(s):: Cloutier, Sylvie, Panksepp, Jaak, Newberry, Ruth C.

    Handling of laboratory rats can increase physiological and emotional stress, leading to a fearful relationship with humans. We hypothesized that the affective quality of handling techniques used during routine care influences the animals’ fear of humans. We assessed responses of male...

  3. Are the effects of enrichment due to the presence of multiple items or a particular item in the cages of laboratory rat?

    Contributor(s):: Abou-Ismail, Usama A.

    Although the effects of environmental enrichment on laboratory rodents have been extensively described, it is not yet known whether these effects were simply due to the presence of multiple items in the cage or due solely to the presence of a particular item. This experiment was therefore carried...

  4. The inescapable problem of lab animal restraint | Garet Lahvis | TEDxMtHood

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    | Contributor(s):: Garet Lahvis

      Garet Lahvis is a pioneer in academic research on the mental experiences of laboratory mice and is an internationally recognized scientific expert on empathy. Using sophisticated behavioral experiments, his laboratory discovered that mice enjoy living with other mice and they can also...

  5. Laboratory Animal Welfare Meets Human Welfare: A Cross-Sectional Study of Professional Quality of Life, Including Compassion Fatigue in Laboratory Animal Personnel

    | Contributor(s):: LaFollette, M. R., Riley, M. C., Cloutier, S., Brady, C. M., O'Haire, M. E., Gaskill, B. N.

  6. The effects of enrichment novelty versus complexity in cages of group-housed rats (Rattus norvegicus)

    | Contributor(s):: Abou-Ismail, Usama A., Mendl, Michael T.

    Although experimental work on environmental enrichment has answered many important questions, it is not yet known whether beneficial effects of enrichment are more strongly influenced by regular provision of novel objects, or by the diversity of objects present at any one time. In a...

  7. How To Help Animals Through Innovation | N.G. Jayasimha | TEDxShivNadarUniversity

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    | Contributor(s):: N. G. Jayasimha

    “Most of these animals get more space in your microwave, than when they are alive.” In an extremely captivating talk, Mr. N G Jayasimha sheds light on how animals are suffering today in the name of science and advancements. With the epitome of our endless desires, we’ve been...

  8. Molecular Characterization of Pneumococcal Isolates from Pets and Laboratory Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Mark van der Linden, Adnan Al-Lahham, Werner Nicklas, Ralf René Reinert

    Background Between 1986 and 2008 Streptococcus pneumoniae was isolated from 41 pets/zoo animals (guinea pigs (n = 17), cats (n = 12), horses (n = 4), dogs (n = 3), dolphins (n = 2), rat (n = 2), gorilla (n = 1)) treated in medical veterinary laboratories and zoos, and 44 laboratory animals...

  9. The Role of Clinical Veterinary Medicine in the Assessment and Treatment of Laboratory Animal Distress

    | Contributor(s):: V. Hampshire

    It is doubtful that the scientific community will ever arrive at a consensus definition for distress as it may be attempted for the purposes of improving animal welfare in and across the myriad of research, testing and teaching facilities in the United States and throughout the minuet of...

  10. Comportamento de actividade e de vocalização de borregos em pré-desmame das raças Ile de France e Churra da Terra Quente num teste individual de interacção homem-animal

    | Contributor(s):: Severiano Silva, José Carlos Almeida, Paulo J. Fontes, C. Castro, R. Machado, Jorge Manuel Teixeira de Azevedo

    Na realização deste trabalho foram utilizados 12 borregos da raça Ile de France (IDF) e 12 borregos da raça Churra da Terra Quente (CTQ) com 104 dias de idade. Os borregos foram sujeitos a um teste que seguiu procedimento proposto por Tallet et al. (2005) e adaptado...

  11. How do human-animal emotional relationships influence public perceptions of animal use?

    | Contributor(s):: Cox, L., Montrose, T.

    Human-animal emotional relationships have a complicated interplay with public perceptions of the morality of animal use. Humans may build emotional relationships with companion species. These species are not usually intensively farmed in the United Kingdom, but they may be utilized during animal...

  12. May 18 2017

    2017 North Carolina Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine

    The course is appropriate for veterinarians specializing in laboratory animal medicine, especially those preparing for ACLAM board certification.The symposium will present relevant topics in...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/546

  13. Effacing the human: Rachel Rosenthal, rats and shared creative agency

    | Contributor(s):: Carrie Rohman

  14. Animal Experimentation as a Form of Rescue

    | Contributor(s):: Alexander Zambrano Mr.

    In this paper I explore a new approach to the ethics of animal experimentation by conceiving of it as a form of rescue. The notion of rescue, I suggest, involves some moral agent(s) performing an action or series of actions, whose end is to prevent or alleviate serious harm to another party, harm...

  15. Think Outside the Cage: Moving Towards New Understandings of Companion Rabbits

    | Contributor(s):: Ruthann Drummond

    Rabbits are the third most common companion mammal in Western homes, and their popularity continues to rise. However, they are also one of the most broadly used animal resources around the world, commonly being bred for their food, their fur, and their utility as biological models in animal...

  16. High school students' perceptions of animal mentation and their opinions on animal use in medical research and entertainment

    | Contributor(s):: Carol M. Okamoto

    This study explored the relationship between high school students' perceptions of animal mentation and liking of animals with agreement on animal use in medical research and entertainment. Higher judgments of animal mentation and Iiking were predicted to correlate with lower agreement on...

  17. Training success in group-housed long-tailed macaques ( Macaca fascicularis) is better explained by personality than by social rank

    | Contributor(s):: Wergard, E. M., Westlund, K., Spangberg, M., Fredlund, H., Forkman, B.

    Using training to prepare laboratory animals for biomedical research is one important behavior management task. With increased knowledge about factors influencing training success, training programs may be optimized, resulting in a refinement of primate husbandry. Even when animals are trained...

  18. May 18 2016

    Purdue Center for Animal Welfare Second Symposium

    After hosting a highly successful inaugural Spring Symposium this year, the Purdue University Center for Animal Welfare Science will hold its second Symposium May 18, 2016 at Purdue University’s...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/397

  19. May 12 2016

    2016 North Carolina- Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine

    The symposium will present relevant topics in Laboratory Animal Medicine with an emphasis on the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) primary species and recent literature....

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/435

  20. World Day for Laboratory Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Kheel, M.