Press Release (ePRNews.com) - TORONTO - Oct 15, 2018 - In a live webinar taking place on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 11 a.m. EDT (3 p.m. GMT), featured speakers will explore how each intervention throughout the research cycle results in time efficiency, cost savings, improved safety and ultimately enhanced research performance.
Research results may be inadvertently influenced by exaggerated physiologic responses in unplanned research environments. Furthermore, technical, veterinary and research personnel are at risk when an animal’s behavior imposes a barrier to their optimal performance during common research, veterinary, and husbandry procedures. However, investing in behavioral management and enhancing the lives of research animals by applying environmental enrichment before and during a research experiment has proven to minimize physiologic variation in an animal population and can be a more efficient way to perform research.
A high-quality research animal is a healthy and well-adapted animal. Appropriate socialization, acclimation and conditioning of research animals has been shown to improve quality of scientific data. Behavioral management through social, occupational/cognitive, sensory and structural environmental enrichment plays an essential role in achieving these goals. Reviewing the species-specific enhancements that are afforded to our research animals will provide a thorough overview of how we work towards achieving a physiologically, psychologically, and nutritionally stable animal that makes for a good research subject. However, these interventions have to be implemented throughout the research cycle.
The animal supplier, an animal care program which includes the husbandry, veterinary and behavioral management program, researcher and research design all play a critical role in making this possible.
Join presenters Kumari Smith, DVM, Attending Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine Veterinary Services at Lovelace Biomedical and Jennifer Baszczak, BS, MS, RLAT, Behavioral Management Services Supervisor, Comparative Medicine at Lovelace Biomedical for an informative session. Topics will include:
- An introduction to the overarching role of behavioral management in research
- The definition of behavioral management
- How behavioral management supports research from the beginning
- How behavioral management enhances the lives of research animals
- How behavioral management enhances research performance
The session will benefit pharmaceutical managers, biotechnology scientists, technicians, directors, pharmaceutical consultants, and government scientists in animal model development.
For more information about this complimentary webinar visit: How Animal Behavioral Management and Environmental Enrichment Enhances Preclinical Research Performance.
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