Animal studies have an important role in identifying new coronavirus treatments and developing vaccines. Here are some videos to help explain:
The Many Ways Animal Research Will Help End the COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: May 8, 2020
How Animal Studies Led to Lifesaving Vaccines Throughout History
Released: April 13, 2020
How Animal Research Is Combatting the COVID-19 Pandemic
Released; April 2, 2020
AMP’s Love, Care, Progress videos highlight the compassionate care provided for research animals that are essential for medical progress.
Love, Care, Progress: Inside a Nonhuman Primate Research Facility
Release date: December 5, 2018
This is the second installment of our Love, Care, Progress series. This latest video highlights the critically important role of nonhuman primates in health research. Viewers will hear from several voices including a scientist, an IACUC director, a veterinarian and an animal care operations manager. Each of these participants share their insights and appreciation for the nonhuman primates they care for daily. They explain their commitment to continually improving animal welfare, their perspectives as to why these animals are essential to the mission to improve and save lives, and their personal connections to animals. Throughout the video, monkeys can be seen in both outdoor and indoor housing environments. We witness animals living in social groups and exhibiting natural behaviors within enriched environments.
The tremendous compassion exhibited by scientists and caregivers in this video and the powerful bonds forged between animals and staff are mirrored in countless other research facilities across the country.
Love, Care, Progress: Research Involving Dogs
Release date: December 5, 2017
This 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 in their charge, their pride in the progress made possible in studies with these animals, and the continual quest for improvements in research animal care. Several dogs can be seen enjoying their time with technicians in a facility playroom.
This is the reality seen in research facilities across the United States: the love and care given to research animals and the commitment to progress in developing new treatments to enhance the lives of both animals and people.