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Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals, 2018

The following are a selection of presentations from a symposium that was co-hosted by  USDANIH, OLAW, Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology on June 4 & 5, 2018 at National Agricultural Library, United States Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD.

These presentations are being hosted by Animal Welfare Information Center, a service of The National Agricultural Library. Staff do 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.

The 2018 Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory playlist can be viewed on YouTube or as individual videos below.


Social Housing of Rabbits Speaker: Sarah Thurston


Social Housing of Miniature Swine Speaker: Derek Brocksmith


Naturalistic Housing for Rats and Mice Speaker: Joanna Makowska


Case Studies from the Field: a Perspective from USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC International Speakers: Gwendalyn Maginnis, Patricia Brown, and Gary Borkowski


Discovering Refinement Techniques to Reduce Pain and Distress Speaker: Kristina Adams


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