Planning for the continued humane treatment of animals during disaster response.

Lab animal

PubMedID: 24051652

Durkee SJ. Planning for the continued humane treatment of animals during disaster response. Lab Anim (NY). 2013;42(10):F8-F12.
Responding to a disruptive event is a challenging task for a research facility. One component that must be addressed in a disaster response plan for a facility that houses research animals is the care of those animals during and after a disruptive event. In this article, the author provides recommendations for the preparations, connections and training that are necessary to provide such care. He concludes that the best responses are those that mitigate the unique circumstances involved, which can be developed through practical thinking and problem solving as a community.