Check It Twice: Environmental Enrichment Checksheets

According to the 8th addition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals “The primary aim of environmental enrichment is to enhance animal well-being by providing animals with sensory and motor stimulation, through structures and resources that facilitate the expression of species-typical behaviors and promote psychological well-being through physical exercise, manipulative activities, [...]

Go With The Flow: New requirements for flow meters on CO2 tanks

With the new 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia, a flow meter is now required for all CO2 tanks used for euthanasia. A flow meter measures the rate of gas passing through the nozzle (volume per unit of time). In combination with the regulator, which tells you the psi left in your tank, [...]

Welcome Dr. Thompson-Iritani!

The OAW is pleased to introduce Dr. Sally Thompson-Iritani, the new Director of the Office of Animal Welfare. Please stop by and introduce yourself next time you are in the neighborhood.