Lovelace Biomedical is devoted to the humane and ethical treatment of all animals involved in research. Our dedicated behavioral management staff works with subject matter experts in the field to share best practices in enrichment and environmental enhancement for research animals.
Our approach to animal treatment, which includes positive reinforcement training and specialty food enrichment prepared in our food-grade enrichment kitchen, provides for the psychological well-being and comfort of animals, thus reducing stress and increasing safety. We provide opportunities for animals to express species-specific behavior, such as gnawing, burrowing, foraging, playing, scratching, exploring and exercising.
Finally, our husbandry and enrichment staff have designed and developed enrichment programs and devices for a number of species we work with. We are proud of this creative participation in providing thoughtful enrichment for the animals they care for.