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Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals, 2018

The following videos are selected presentations on discovering refinement techniques, the psychological well-being of fish, and social housing best practices for rats, mice, rabbits, and miniature swine. The 2018 Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals playlist can be viewed on YouTube or as individual videos below.

The 2018 Symposium was held at the USDA's National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland and co-hosted by:

  • USDA, NAL, Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
  • NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
  • Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
  • Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Table of Contents

Discovering Refinement Techniques to Reduce Pain and Distress 

Speaker: Kristina Adams, USDA, Animal Welfare Information Center 

Psychological Well-being of Fish – Where We’ve Come From and Where We’re Going 

Speaker: Becca Franks, New York University

Naturalistic Housing for Rats and Mice

Speaker: Joanna Makowska, University of British Columbia

Social Housing of Rabbits

Speaker: Sarah Thurston, University of Michigan

Social Housing of Miniature Swine

Speaker: Derek Brocksmith, Sinclair Bio Resources

Case Studies from the Field: A Perspective from USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC International 

Speakers: Gwendalyn Maginnis, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care; Patricia Brown, NIHOLAW; and Gary Borkowski, 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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