Recent Articles

April 18, 2018 2:50 pm
Elizabeth Doughman
Animal facility management oversees a lot. They are responsible for ensuring that equipment is running correctly, staff is performing all duties, and, of course, overseeing animal care. This can get overwhelming for even the most organized manager.
April 13, 2018 9:06 am
Dominic Montani, BA
Renovating an occupied vivarium presents challenges in maintaining research productivity and ensuring animal welfare due to a variety of factors, such as noise, vibration, dust, odor and construction traffic.
April 12, 2018 10:50 am
Will Singleton, DVM
I recently heard a quote from Ron Howard that seemed provocative, “Collaboration always fails.” Collaboration can't fail; it has to work and it must work every time. Doesn't it?
April 11, 2018 10:12 am
Jennifer Suto, AS, BS, LATG, CPIA
The transition from a paper-based animal health record system to an electronic platform has improved our business processes, enhanced our management of clinical cases, and increased communication within and across multiple animal facilities.
April 10, 2018 10:25 am
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
Gossiping, exchanging personal information about absent third parties can be either positive or negative, nasty or nice—but it’s always about someone who is not present, and it’s very widespread. .
April 6, 2018 10:22 am
John Sancenito
Disasters and emergencies can be unpredictable and happen at any time, yet most people are woefully unprepared.
April 5, 2018 11:25 am
Terresa Xiong, BS, ALAT, Misha Dunbar, DVM, DACLAM, and Laura Wilding DVM, Ph.D., DACLAM
In the spring of 2016, an Environmental Enrichment Committee was developed within the department of Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota with the goal of enhancing the environment and welfare of the research animals.
April 4, 2018 9:31 am
Elizabeth Doughman
ALN Magazine is proud to announce the 2018 TurnKey Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in vivarium design, facility operations and teamwork, and creativity in implementing the 3Rs.
April 3, 2018 11:00 am
Cheryl Pater, BS, RVT, RLATG, CMAR
There are many articles, seminars, and experts on training within the lab animal field. This article is meant to be an overview of what to look for, when to do it, and how to do it.
March 29, 2018 1:07 pm
F. Claire Hankenson, DVM, MS, DACLAM
To better understand why human-similar physiological outcomes are blunted, if not lost, under standard rodent housing temperatures, researchers and laboratory animal personnel should be aware that rodent body temperature is a critical determinant of translational medicine.
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