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Animal Welfare Concerns. Experience has shown that most concerns involve misunderstanding, confused communication. Animal welfare concerns can often be resolved by providing/clarifying information to the people involved. Environmental Enrichment Plan.

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animal welfare concerns
Animal Welfare Concerns

Experience has shown that most concerns involve misunderstanding, confused communication.

Animal welfare concerns can often be resolved by providing/clarifying information to the people involved.

environmental enrichment plan
Environmental Enrichment Plan
  • Primedica is committed to ensuring that all our laboratory animals have an environment that is conducive to their well being. Our plan addresses:
    • Social Grouping
    • Environmental Enrichment
    • Exercise
    • Special Considerations
    • Restraint Devices
    • Exemption
bioexclusion closed environment
Bioexclusion = Closed Environment

Preventing unknown influences from impacting animals.

Goals met through managing:

Facility Design and Utilization

Rooms

Caging

Protective Clothing

Personnel Traffic Flow

Animal and Equipment Traffic Flow

Diagnostics/Monitoring

Pest Control

Vendor Management

Veterinary Care and Health Assessment

Mechanical Failure Contingency

Animal with known health status

clinical research
Clinical Research
  • US Development Compared to Third World Development
  • Informed Consent
  • Who Has Rights?Who\'s Rights Are More Important?
success stories of animal research
Success Stories of Animal Research

Remember This!

  • Vaccines
    • Smallpox
    • Polio
    • Hepatitis B
  • Medical Innovations
    • Blood Pressure Measurement
    • Cardiac Pacemaker
    • Ultrasound
  • AIDS
    • Potential efficacy in live attenuated vaccine and viral protein vaccine
some questions
Some Questions. . .
  • Why do we do Toxicology Testing? What are some of the side effects?
  • Why do most studies end in euthanasia?
  • Why do some compounds return to preclinical testing?
  • Why do we test cosmetics?
hey are you torturing dogs in there
“Hey, are you torturing dogs in there?”
  • PR Role Model
    • Just walk away.
    • “Who Are You?Are you with anorganization?”
    • “I am not the correct person to talk to. I will get someone for you.”
so what do you do for a living
“So, what do you do for a living?”
  • “We test drugs, biologics, and medical devices to assure they are safe and effective.”

Contract Research Organization

unease about your job
Unease About Your Job

Remember This!

People,

not regulations,

ensure animal welfare.

“It’s A Dog’s Life”

animal abuse defined
Animal Abuse Defined

Remember This!

  • May be any procedure that deviates from our SOPs and protocols
  • Antagonizing/Aggravating animals
    • Screaming or yelling
    • Playing loud music
    • Shaking cages
    • Using threatening gestures
  • Physical Abuse
    • Excessive force in animal handling
    • Kicking
    • Hitting
    • Shaking
    • Tossing animals into cages
  • Illness Not Reported to the Clinical Vet
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