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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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Research Rabbit Eating Parsley

Fresh vegetables and herbs, like parsley, are given to research rabbits both to enrich their environment and to provide nutrition.  This rabbit lives with seven of her sisters in a room with soft bedding and plenty of areas to explore.  Dividers, tubes, and boxes offer opportunities to chew and hide.

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Ferret for Research Naps with Her Kits in the Nest

Ferrets spend 75% of their day sleeping, but are very active when awake. They like to explore, forage, play, hide, rest, and groom and their housing should afford them opportunities to engage in all of these species-typical activities.  Enclosures often include hammocks, resting shelves, hiding places, ladders, and toys.  Ferrets…

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Holly the Research Pig

Holly is a laid back pig who loves people.  She got a back scratch daily along with treats and was trained to walk to the scale and newly cleaned pens, which made caring for her easier for Holly and her caregivers. She now enjoys life with her new animal and…

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Marmosets and Zika

Marmosets were a critical model for understanding the effects of Zika infections on pregnant mothers.  In mid-2018, six national primate research centers conducted a collaborative study. It showed pregnancy loss due to Zika infections that don’t generate any symptoms in women may be a common, but unrecognized cause of unexpected…

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