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Animals in Research

Love, Care, Progress

Love, Care, Progress: Research Involving Dogs is the inaugural video in the Love, Care, Progress series, focused on the important role of canines in health research which benefits humans and dogs alike. Research professionals, including a trainer, scientist, animal behaviorist, surgical manager, and veterinarian talk about caring for the animals…

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Animals in Research

Beagle Playing with Kong

Beagles have been important for many medical advancements, from understanding body systems and disease processes to the development of new medicines and treatments for both people and animals. Researchers, veterinarians and animal caregivers work together to provide for the needs of these amazing animals. Toys are provided and rotated regularly…

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Animals in Research

Pig playtime

Pigs are smart, social animals that like to nibble and root.  Balls and puzzle toys are provided to engage them in rooting and problem solving opportunities.  These caregivers know each of their pigs by name and look forward to spending time with them every day.

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Guinea pig with caretaker

Guinea pigs are an excellent model for studying human hearing mechanisms because of the similarities in both outer and inner ear structures. They are especially valuable in cochlear implant research because their cochleae are easily accessible and large enough to implant multiple commercially-available electrodes to aid in gathering data for…

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Groot Having His Nails Trimmed

Groot is a male Hamadryas baboon at the Oregon National Primate Research Center.  His fingernails were becoming too long resulting in accidental injury to the delicate swellings of the females in his group. In order to prevent these injuries, and avoid unnecessary sedation for nail care, positive reinforcement techniques were…

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