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Animals in Research

Socially Housed Rabbits in Tunnels

Rabbits in this research facility are socially housed in runs with paper bedding, tunnels, dividers, toys, and treats, providing them with opportunities to hop, dig, play and forage for treats.  The rabbits are identified with non-toxic ear markers that allow caregivers and researchers to track them and their progress on…

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Minipigs Foraging in Their Pen

Minipigs needed for research are fed on the floor so that they can root and forage for their feed using their snout.  They are also offered many different types of toys to help provide tactile enrichment as they enjoy sniffing, touching and manipulating objects with their snouts. And, of course,…

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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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Ernest Loves His Head Scratched

Ernest is a ram and father to lambs needed for a maternal nutrition study. He lives in the same flock room as the ewes caring for their lambs so he can see, hear, and smell the other sheep.  Since he has to be separate from the female sheep, his caregiver provides…

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Cat Kisses

Housing for these cats includes blankets, raised beds, scratching posts, and toys. The cats enjoy playing with each other and especially love visits from their caregiver.  This kitty, Midnight, likes to kiss her special person.

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pooltime

Socializing with other dogs, human interaction, and playtime are very important aspects in ensuring a good environment for research dogs. This is Blake taking a dip in his pool after running around the doggie play yard with his playmates.

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