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Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals, 2014

The following videos are selected presentations on the importance of socially housing lab animals, social housing best practices for ruminants, nonhuman primates, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters, and viewpoints on social housing. The 2014 Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals playlist can be viewed on YouTube or as individual videos below.

The 2014 Symposium was held at the University of Colorado-Denver - Anschutz Medical Center in Devner, Colorado and co-hosted by:

  • USDA, NAL, Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
  • NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • University of Colorado-Denver - Anschutz Medical Center
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)


Table of Contents

Keynote/Importance of Social Housing

Speaker: Bernard Rollin, Colorado State University


Speaker: Temple Grandin, Colorado State University

Best Practices for Socializing Macaques 

Speaker: Kate Baker, Tulane National Primate Research Centers 

Mixed Primate Species Housing

Speaker: Joe Erwin, George Washington University


Speaker: Jeff Wyatt, University of Rochester

Other Rodents (Guinea Pigs and Hamsters)

Speaker: Guy Mulder, Charles River Laboratories

Veterinarian's Role in Social Housing

Speaker: Eric Hutchinson, Johns Hopkins University

Current Viewpoints from Regulators and Peer Reviewers: USDA APHIS

Speaker: Carol Clarke, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

Current Viewpoints from Regulators and Peer Reviewers: NIH OLAW

Speaker: Axel Wolff, NIH, OLAW

Current Viewpoints from Regulators and Peer Reviewers: AAALAC International

Speaker: John Bradfield, AAALAC International

These presentations are being hosted by the Animal Welfare Information Center, a service of The National Agricultural Library. Staff did not edit or otherwise modify the original materials. The views expressed in the presentations do not necessarily reflect the policies of the National Agricultural Library or the United States Department of Agriculture.

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