Animals in Research

Baby Rat Health Check

Location: USA
Group: Rodents
Species: Rat
Research Areas: Cancer, Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke

All research animals, from tiny fish to curious monkeys,  receive daily health checks. Pictured here are two baby rats being evaluated by their animal caregiver. Their eyes, ears, color, condition of fur and behavior are all assessed daily to ensure good health. These interactions also help build a positive relationship between the rats and animal care technicians which minimizes stress.