In Other Words- April 2012

It seems that enrichment is a hot topic. There are so many programs, courses, workshops and articles that we are challenged to keep up. We can’t think of a better venue to stimulate high-level, informed discussion of enrichment than PRIM&R’s 2012 IACUC...

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Responses to the article noted below: Environmental Enrichment of Laboratory Rodents: The Answer Depends on the Question Toth, Linda A.; Kregel, Kevin; Leon, Lisa; Musch, Timothy I., Comparative Medicine, Volume 61, Number 4 August • Pages 314-321 Commentary By Karen...

In Other Words- October 2011

Greetings from Shanghai. I am writing this message from China where I am working with 22 eager college students planning to pursue careers in laboratory animal science. Happily, we don’t need translators to help us understand their love of animals and their desire to...

In Other Words- July 2011

This year’s Enrichment Extravaganza had something for everyone. The chatter started over breakfast and grew louder and more excited with each presentation. People were enjoying themselves and were happy to spend time with colleagues who share their passion for the...

In Other Words- April 2011

At NJABR’s recent Strategy Summit entitled Animal Research: Risks & Reality, keynote speaker Jerrold Tannenbaum cautioned the audience to be aware of shifts in language that have tremendous power to affect public perceptions and ultimately public policy. His...

Human Enrichment: Can I Get Just A Little?

William Singleton, D.V.M., DACLAM Enrichment can be defined as the provision of novelty and complexity to a given situation or environment to make it more stimulating. It will vary depending upon species, institution, primary housing environment and available...