Jan. 24, 2013
-- The Veterinary Bioscience Institute www.vetbiotech.com is very proud, once again, to have Dr. Szczepan Baran featured in a well-respected publication, this time the Enrichment Record (p.20) http://gr8tt.com/
uniflip.swf. Published six times each year, the Enrichment Record shares ideas, advancements and promotes the well being of laboratory animals through enrichment.
The enrichment record profiled Dr Baran because of his efforts to improve animal welfare through promoting reduction, refinement and replacement of laboratory animals; especially though his work in creating a rodent surgical model for laparoscopy and colonscopy. The Veterinary Bioscience Institute’s mission is to improve animal welfare though improved training resulting in more cost effective research and more reliable data. Other topics included in this month’s Enrichment Record are: Goat Enrichment, Explaining Enrichment Engagingly, and EE in Chinese Research Facilities among other articles. Dr. Baran’s other professional interests include validating and creating online rodent surgery training courses, which further supports reduction, refinement and replacement.