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1 Introduction and Overview
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... As co-chair of the roundtable, Lynn Anderson, vice president of animal welfare and comparative medicine at Covance Laboratories, Inc.,1 said, the ultimate goal of both the workshop and the roundtable is to "foster communication and do problem solving on important issues facing the laboratory animal community." Thus, the workshop was designed to draw attention to the essential, thoughtful journey planning behind each transport of laboratory animals. A POP QUIZ The workshop began with an interactive quiz moderated by Bruce Kennedy, compliance associate at California State Polytechnic University.
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... Ford Morishita, retired biology teacher and founding member of the National Academy of Sciences Teacher Advisory Council, noted that the workshop had been designed for attendees to provide questions, comments, and perspectives -- feedback to be incorporated into the workshop organizers' final reflections. OVERVIEW OF LABORATORY ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION Drawing from decades of experience with Charles River Laboratories, where he served as corporate vice president for veterinary and professional services, William White provided a global overview of the animal transportation process.
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... Transportation enables researchers to share genetically unique strains and to collaborate on studies. Animal transportation eliminates the need to breed commonly used strains on site, which is logistically challenging and often difficult.
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... With regard to air transport, less than 40 percent of the global commercial air fleet is capable of carrying animals. Not all cargo compartments have appropriate environmental controls, and mixed loads typically contain various perishable cargoes.
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... In response to adverse transportation events, pressure from nongovernmental organizations, and a better understanding of animal needs and improved transportation practices, new regulations are continuously developed, which adds additional complexity to an already elaborate process, White noted. Increasing documentation, licensing, certification, and inspection requirements have added to the cost and time required for each shipment, which can be compounded by inconsistent interpretation of the requirements.
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... Appendix B contains biographical sketches of the workshop organizing committee members and speakers. The various points made by the workshop speakers and discussed with the audience during the interactive exercises are compiled into a Transportation Checklist in Appendix C as a tool to help with journey planning of transporting laboratory animals.

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