ILAR Journal: Current Issue

Scientific Editors: Kathryn Bayne and Jim Womack

"The articles in this issue vividly illustrate that it is impossible to effectively plan for every possible disaster. But periodic review of an institution's disaster plan, preparation (to the extent possible) for the unexpected, and communication with a wide range of professionals (both on-site and at the local, state, and, as applicable, federal levels) can mitigate damage and facilitate recovery. Because individuals working with animals in other sectors (e.g., agriculture, animal shelters) may not have the opportunity to share hard-earned wisdom and guidance, cross-sector dialogue should be promoted. We hope that the hard-won lessons learned by our contributors can be useful to colleagues both in laboratory animal science and in other fields.."

— Kathryn A. Baye in Disaster Planning and Management: A Practicum

Articles in this issue:

  • Introduction: Disaster Planning and Management: A Practicum
  • Tropical Storm and Hurricane Recovery and Preparedness Strategies
  • Disaster Preparedness in Biocontainment Animal Research Facilities: Developing and Implementing an Incident Response Plan (IRP)
  • Management of Rodent Viral Disease Outbreaks: One Institution's (R)Evolution
  • Crisis Planning to Manage Risks Posed by Animal Rights Extremists
  • Verification of Poultry Carcass Composting Research through Application during Actual Avian Influenza Outbreaks
  • Wildfire Evacuation: Outrunning the Witch's Curse-One Animal Center's Experience
  • IACUC Considerations: You Have a Disaster Plan But Are You Really Prepared?
  • Workshop Summary: Detection, Impact, and Control of Specific Pathogens in Animal Resource Facilities
  • ILAR e-Journal (online-only): Novel Approach to the Study of Fur Cleaning in lnbred Mice: Effects of Genotype, Stress, and Lipopolysaccharide


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Expanding ILAR Journal content with pertinent ONLINE ONLY articles.

To All Readers/Authors:
If you have a manuscript or laboratory refinement that relates to science-based, high-quality, humane care of animals, novel animal or other biological models for the study of disease, or any other topic pertinent to the mission of ILAR, you may submit it for publication in the ILAR e-Journal. Preferential consideration is given to manuscripts relating to recent (or forthcoming) topics published in the print edition.

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