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How to Improve Rat Welfare by Understanding Behavior
Date:
March 27, 2018
Time:
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

WEB-036: Wild rodent behavior is rich, complex, and fascinating. Yet, the casual observer of laboratory rodent behavior will only see a fraction of the breadth and complexity of behavior seen in the wild. This session will introduce the audience to the range and adaptability of normal behavior in rats, and the central role of behavior in adapting to harsh environments. We will discuss the impact of modern rat husbandry on behavior, the limitations this places on the rat’s ability to cope with the stress of captivity, and enrichment as a means of facilitating coping behaviors. Ethologically appropriate enrichment requires an understanding of normal animal behavior in order to design an enrichment program that provides real animal benefit. Ultimately, we will use this perspective to assess rat housing and enrichment from the rat’s point of view. Consequences for well-being will be explored, and particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of behavior in properly assessing the effectiveness and impact of enrichments before they are implemented.

The fee is per connection; one connection can be used for site or group training. If multiple connections are needed, please place and order per connection. Discounts are available by using the Store Order Form PDF when you purchase 5 or more connections. The 1.5 hour time frame will allow for plenty of time to submit your questions, thus giving you a more personalized training experience. Time and date not convenient for you? Share the presentation recording afterwards with you staff. AALAS will provide the link to view the webinar recording to all registrants several days after the webinar concludes. Within 1 to 3 business days after ordering the webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to register and view this webinar on the GoToWebinar website.

AALAS CEUS: 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: This program 37-31997 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credit (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credit (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of Category One: Scientific using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements. RACE does not "accredit" or "endorse" or "certify" any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.

Following the webinar, certificate templates will be sent to the individual who registered on behalf of their institution. The registrant will have the responsibility to document attendance and distribute certificates to the webinar participants at their institution.

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Presenter: Brianna N. Gaskill, PhD

Brianna Gaskill received her BS from Kansas State University in 2004 and her PhD in animal behavior and well-being from Purdue University in 2011. After graduation, she spent 2.5 years as a postdoctoral research scientist at Charles River, studying the behavior...

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