March 7, 2014 5:05 pm
The TurnKey Conference, held May 13–14 in National Harbor, MD, is proud to announce that senior members of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Division of Technical Resources (DTR) will be giving a presentation on the latest updates to the Design Requirements Manual.
March 7, 2014 4:59 pm
In lab animal studies, we aim to reduce variability between groups by housing all of the animals in the same room, using the same number of animals per cage, and using the same water, bedding, enrichment, and diet. So, when experimental animals are fed a special diet, the control animals should be fed a diet matched in every way to the special diet, except, of course, for the dietary variable that the researcher is studying.
March 7, 2014 4:35 pm
Humanely euthanizing rodents should be a concern for all facilities. Many institutions are still using a box connected via a hose directly to the CO2 tank. With the stricter AVMA guidelines released in 2013, this practice should already be eliminated.
March 4, 2014 12:00 am
For the next few weeks, we'll present you with a list of commonly found “beastly” employees, with descriptions of their behavior and suggested strategies for coping with them. Howler Monkeys are constantly complaining. They whine, act self-righteous, and blame and accuse others. They usually howl, sound defeated, and seem to believe nothing will ever get better.
January 28, 2014 12:00 am
An ABSL3 facility requires extensive oversight and leaves little room for error. So how do you staff accordingly, especially when you are opening up a newly constructed facility? Training is paramount in the implementation, operation, and management of any animal program, especially in an ABSL environment.
January 27, 2014 3:33 pm
The purpose of visual aids during a presentation is to focus and enhance the learning experience for attendees. Visual aids increase comprehension and retention and help to keep the information you impart in memory for a longer time than words alone.
January 27, 2014 11:44 am
After careful research, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) was prepared to purchase a new waste bedding disposal system. They wanted a system that was ergonomic, compatible with the types of enrichment and bedding used, and minimized exposure to LAA. After careful consideration, GSK chose a drag chain conveyance system.
January 24, 2014 6:43 pm
Whether you plan to attend the Facility Design or Laboratory Animal Medicine session, The 2014 TurnKey Conference provides two days of inspiration, enrichment, practical knowledge, and skill building opportunities targeted to your professional needs. If you’re on the fence about attending the 2014 TurnKey Conference, held May 13–14, in National Harbor, MD, here are the top six reasons why you should register to attend.
January 24, 2014 6:41 pm
Most workers accept the fact that their supervisor’s job is to lay out their work, give direction, keep check on progress, and be available to help when problems arise. They know their own positions in the hierarchy and are realistic about it. But in spite of accepting their supervisor’s authority, they still want to feel valued and respected.
February 4, 2014 12:00 am
Today, managers have to deal with any number of “beastly” employees. Like it or not, there will always be some difficult employees in the work force. Our goal must be to manage them effectively, change their behavior, and minimize their negative impacts. For the next few weeks, we'll present you with a list of commonly found “beastly” employees, with descriptions of their behavior and suggested strategies for coping with them.
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