When: Friday, November 18, 2016
Where: Amarante's Sea Cliff - The Inn
62 Cove Street, New Haven, CT 06512
Registration Deadline: 11/11/2016
Members: $30, Non-members: $55
Guests are welcome!
Price Includes: Speaker, Award Ceremony, Silent Auction, Raffle & Cash Prizes, Dinner, and Beverages, Including an OPEN BAR!
Dr. Kathryn Bayne
The Evolution of Animal
Welfare in Laboratory
Abstract: Whether you have been working in the field of laboratory animal science for two years or two decades, you have witnessed, read, or heard about changes in animal housing environments, recommended modifications to various techniques such as restraint or euthanasia, enhancements to analgesic and anesthetic regimens, and transformations in other aspects of animal care and use that influence welfare. The new knowledge generated by scientific research often directly or indirectly leads to improvements in laboratory animal management practices, as the link between animal welfare and quality science becomes increasingly evident. Consequently, the once nascent field of animal welfare science is growing into a mature scientific discipline in North America and Europe that is shaping research animal care and use standards worldwide. This presentation will describe the journey from an emphasis on the physical health of research animals to concern about the animal’s gestalt welfare status, and the influences that have fostered this paradigm shift.
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