Recent Articles

November 14, 2017 10:13 am
Emily Patterson-Kane, Ph.D.
Environmental enrichment is broken down into general categories such as sensory, structural, food-based, and social. One of the less discussed options is cognitive enrichment.
November 13, 2017 9:02 am
Chris Southern, CMAR, LATG
As Baylor College of Medicine is a particularly large animal program with older cagewash equipment, shut downs for repair and routine maintenance are not uncommon
November 10, 2017 11:49 am
Martin Seidenfeld, Ph.D.
There is a good chance some of your employees are unhappy.
November 9, 2017 11:25 am
George Kemper, RA
One of the most common elements missing in the design considerations of new or renovated vivariums is flexibility.
November 8, 2017 11:08 am
Cheryl Pater, BS, RVT, RLATG, CMAR
Working in a lab animal facility means we are inspected all the time by many different agencies. Sometimes it seems like every time we turn around another inspector is visiting our facility.
November 7, 2017 10:35 am
Michael Moore
It was around 1995 when I first saw my first cloud. It was just a cloud drawn on all of the architectural maps and inside that cloud, it said merely “Internet.”
November 6, 2017 9:07 am
Will Singleton, DVM
The cost of disorganization is significant.
November 3, 2017 8:50 am
Elizabeth Doughman
Choosing the right kind of bedding handling equipment for your animal facility is crucial for maintaining staff happiness and workflow. Making the wrong choice can result in a difficult-to-clean mess, leave personnel stressed, and can even lead to injury.
November 2, 2017 8:55 am
Ed Russo
We are also very grateful for the courageous men and women who have gone out of their way to help others in need. One particular saint comes to mind… our very own Bob MacGregor from Carter 2 Systems and the Treasurer of the ATA, who gave back to the human race because he could!
November 1, 2017 9:30 am
Victor J. Cardona, AIA
Aquatic facilities housing a variety of species are common in biological and biomedical research. The systems that support aquatic life pose unique housing and engineering requirements.
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