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Squalor in the Laboratories
An Audit of Animal Welfare Act Compliance by U.S. Research Facilities; With Detailed Examinations of Fifteen Nationally Known Labs
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director,
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Johns Hopkins University

USDA reports from inspections on 6/24/02 reveal violations in many areas. The IACUC is cited for inadequate justification of the use of baboons and squirrel monkeys in drug studies. The university is also cited for inadequate Veterinary Care. Expired drugs were in use and a dog, which was refusing food during experimentation, had not been noted as abnormal. The facility was also cited for using dogs in potentially painful or stressful experimentation without reporting these projects (congestive heart failure in dogs) as potentially painful or stressful.

Environmental Enhancement is also an issue at this facility because "Over half of the nonhuman primates are singly housed. . . . A baboon was housed alone with no other nonhuman primate contact and minimum enrichment at Asthma and Allergy. The baboon was acting distressed, pacing in circles."

 

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