Articles About Animals in Laboratories

Please see the below articles about Animals in Laboratories from past editions of the AWI Quarterly Magazine.

Grant Opportunity to Improve Lab Animal Welfare

Do you have a creative idea for improving the welfare of research animals? AWI offers grants of up to $10,000 to conduct short research projects, based in the United States or Canada, aimed at improving...

Lab Oversight Lapses During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on many animals, and laboratory animals are no exception. The US Department of Agriculture’s routine unannounced inspections of research facilities (and suppliers of animals for experimentation) has...

VA Told to Reduce Reliance on Dogs in Research

A committee of experts—convened at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to review whether it is “necessary” for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to continue using dogs in biomedical research to...

Newly Revamped: AWI’s Refinement Database

AWI is pleased to announce the addition of new features to our online Refinement Database. These features make the database more searchable and improve its usability, making it easier to find current information on ways...

As USDA Dithers, Research Chinchilla Supplier Goes Unchecked

Native to the Andes Mountains in South America, chinchillas are gentle, social, inquisitive, and energetic rodents. Though not typically thought of as experimental animals, chinchillas (because of their large ears and hearing similar to humans)...

Enrichment Strategies for Rabbits in Research

by Kathleen Coda, DVM, postdoctoral clinical veterinarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago Biologic Resources Laboratory One of the goals of environmental enrichment is to encourage species-typical behaviors while discouraging abnormal behaviors. Assessing the...

Lab Animal Caregivers Share Insights in New LAREF Volume

AWI is pleased to announce publication of It’s Okay to Cry: Discussions by the Laboratory Animal Refinement & Enrichment Forum, Volume V. Since 2002, AWI’s Laboratory Animal Refinement and Enrichment Forum (LAREF) has facilitated the...