Making Laboratory Animal Care More Science-Friendly
Part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series
presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with the American Society for Lab Animal Practitioners
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Speaker: Steven M. Niemi, DVM, DACLAM
Director, Office of Animal Resources, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Adjunct Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
View recorded seminar here:
Steven M. Niemi, DVM, DACLAM will argue for a new paradigm for lab animal care because the current model is obsolete; as experimental endpoints become more complex and subtle, the usual practice of one-size-fits-all for animal housing and husbandry needs to be replaced with flexibility customized to individual investigators’ needs while still affordable and in compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.
Made possible by the generous support of:
Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund and the Tompkins Fund
About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy
The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research driven policies, programs and practices that benefit both people and animals. Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked, and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.