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Animals in Research

Pony Selfie Break

This is Memory, a pony that is helping researchers understand wound healing and find treatments for osteoarthritis.  She is in a study that uses stem cells to promote wound healing teaching veterinarians how to use donor cells to help their horse patients.   Memory also worked on a study to…

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Pig

The anatomy and function of organ systems in pigs are very similar to that of humans.  Pig and human hearts and their associated blood vessels are approximately the same size and structure. Thus pigs are a valuable model in understanding heart function, disease, and treatment. Both pigs and people are…

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Rat

Rats have long been a valuable model in research to answer many questions about physiology, immunology, pharmacology, toxicology, nutrition, behavior, and learning. They have contributed to medical advances for obesity, diabetes and cancer, as well as those for cardiovascular, neurological, inflammatory and immune mediated diseases.  

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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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Animals in Research

Positive reinforcement for bunny checks

These rabbits are involved in research aimed at preventing fluid build-up in the chest, which happens in humans and animals battling certain forms of cancer. These rabbits do not have cancer; but fluid build-up can be simulated in the animals, so that treatment strategies can be developed. Just like humans,…

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