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Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals, 2019

The following videos are selected presentations on animal-human relationships, culture in animal laboratories, social housing, and environmental enrichments for zoo animals, rabbits, mice, and rats. The 2019 Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals playlist can be viewed on YouTube or as individual videos below.

The 2019 Symposium was held at 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

Expanding the Social Community: Breaking Down the Barriers between Animals and Humans 

Speaker: Catherine Schuppli, University of British Columbia

Establishing a Culture of Care

Speaker: Patricia Turner, Global Animal Welfare

Considering The Complete Experience

Speaker: Jessica Sheftel, San Diego Zoo

Social Housing in the Trenches: Lessons from Zoos

Speaker: Louis DiVincenti, Seneca Park Zoo

The Call of the Wild is Lost in Translation: Animals, Models, Science, and What We Don't Know 

Speaker: Kathleen Pritchett-Corning, Harvard University 

Enrichment for Rabbits, Mice, and Rats

Speaker: Debra Hickman, Indiana University

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

Speakers: Neera Gopee, NIH, OLAW; Gary Borkowski, AAALAC International; and Tanya Hadjis, USDA

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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