“Wilding” of Laboratory Mouse Gut Microbiota at GSU

Presented by
Michael W. Hart, DVM, MS, DACLAM
Rex A. Howard, DVM, DACLAM

For the past several years, one of Georgia State University’s (GSU) investigators (who studies inflammation and translational immunology) has had an ongoing study concerning the “wilding” of the laboratory mouse gut microbiota. We will discuss the mechanisms of wilding utilized, the success of the mechanism realized (shift in gut microbiota and immune phenotype), applications of the model, as well as challenges along the way.

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Minimizing Dosing Stress During the Pre- and Post-Operative Period

Presented by
Dr. Karen Froberg-Fejko

Rodent surgical models are instrumental in biomedical research; therefore, establishing healthy defined animal models is crucial to this research. Surgical procedures produce metabolic changes and stress in rodents, which can delay recovery and increase morbidity. A goal of post-operative care is to minimize stress in the animal, thereby improving the ability of the animal to heal and recover and provide reliable research outcomes.

What’s Next? Unfinished Business for Lab Animal Care Webinar

Presented by
Dr. Steve Niemi

Dr. Steve Niemi, Attending Veterinarian and Director of the Animal Science Center at Boston University, takes a brief look back on how far we’ve come in lab animal husbandry and medicine. Then, he will highlight areas in which we can further improve the welfare of animal research subjects and the quality of science that relies on them. Moderated by Cindy A. Buckmaster, Ph.D., CMAR, RLATG.

Current Practices for the Use of Analgesics in Laboratory Animal Medicine Webinar

Presented by
Hilton Klein, VMD, MS

Dr. Hilton Klein, Laboratory Animal Medicine Consultant, will explore preoperative and postoperative modalities for pain management with a focus on rodents and nonhuman primates. Moderated by Dr. Cindy Buckmaster, this session will address both animal and researcher perspectives across key areas.

Collaborating with You to Advance the 3Rs Webinar

Presented by
Dr. Megan R. LaFollette, MS, PhD

Scientific research is committed to forward progress. One key aspect of this forward progress is via the implementation of the 3Rs (refinement, reduction, and replacement) which are a key part of humane animal research and quality science. However, widespread implementation of 3Rs practices can be challenging especially when working independently.

Did That Really Happen – Perspectives from a Pioneer in LAS Webinar

Presented by
Dr. Norm Guilloud

In this webinar, Dr. Norman Guilloud will share highlights of his distinguished 60-year laboratory animal science career that are certain to surprise and intrigue. He is a pioneer of laboratory animal science, being the first ever Attending Veterinarian at several renowned institutions. Having watched our field change in remarkable ways firsthand, Dr. Guilloud will provide perspectives on how our care and use of animals has evolved and will answer attendee questions on how his vast knowledge can be applied to challenges we face today.

Challenges Facing NHP Supply Chain Webinar

Presented by
Matt Bailey
Dr. Chris Abee

Non-human primates play a critical role in biomedical research, as most recently demonstrated by their use in the development of COVID vaccines and treatments. Ongoing supply shortages, however, continue to threaten their availability and – by extension – the important research in which they are involved. Allentown partners with Matt Bailey, President of NABR and FBR, and Dr. Chris Abee, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, to discuss the reasons for these shortages, the impact they are having on research, and the potential solutions for how they can be addressed.