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Animals and Science in the Classroom

Gain tips on animal husbandry, animal related activities, games, events and careers!

Laboratory Animal Veterinarian - Animal Related Careers

The main job of a laboratory animal veterinarian is to ensure that animals used in research are treated humanely. They usually work in a research environment for biomedical research firms or pharmaceutical development companies. They provide medical care for the animals involved in research. Laboratory animal medicine is considered a specialty, which means a residency or subsequent years of tra...

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Pets and allergies: Part II – What type of pets are generally safe to use in the classroom?

As discussed previously, there may be students in the class that are allergic to animal dander, urine and saliva. This generally limits the types of classroom pets supported by many schools. The best types of classroom pets are those that don't have hair or fur, shed dander, or produce excrement that creates allergic problems. Some non-biting or non-stinging insects are ideal to house in the cl...

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