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Barbering and Ulcerative Dermatitis: Myths, Management, and Welfare
January 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

WEB-058: Barbering and ulcerative dermatitis (compulsive fur-or-whisker-pulling, and compulsive scratching-and-chewing respectively) are pervasive health and welfare concerns in laboratory mice. The management of both is hampered by many widely held myths. For instance, barbering is not a normal “dominance behavior”, and mice are just as likely to pluck their own hair as that of their cage mates. More pointedly, ulcerative dermatitis was considered essentially untreatable until recently, precisely because the behavioral cause of these characteristic skin lesions was unappreciated. In fact, both barbering and UD appear to be highly similar compulsive behaviors. This webinar will cover their underlying biology and etiology, their management and treatment, their scientific and welfare impacts, and their role as spontaneous animal models of trichotillomania and excoriation disorder respectively.

AALAS CEUSs: You can apply for up to 1.5 CEUs for the Technician Certification Registry or CMAR recertification. Please use the forms on the AALAS website or online CEU submission.

RACE CEs: RACE: application pending.

Following the webinar, certificate templates will be sent to the individual who registered on behalf of their institution.  

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Presenter: Dr. Joseph Garner, Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Medicine, & By Courtesy, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.

Joseph Garner, DPhil, received his doctoral degree from the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, Great...

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