Noise and Vibration in the Animal Vivarium and Research Labs as Threats to the 3Rs Goals of Refinement and Reduction
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Owner/Developer: New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research (NJABR)
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10 July 2017
United States of America
Sources of vibration, noise, and ultrasonic noise in the animal facility include fluorescent lighting,
computers, ventilated caging systems, bedding change stations, construction, etc. Noise and
vibration serve as very efficient stressors for research animals, especially rodents, thereby serving
as a potential stressor and a confounding variable for virtually every area of biomedical and
behavioral research. A major concern with both noise and vibration in animal facilities is that
neither is well controlled, managed, or even monitored/measured. Therefore, scientists and those
charged with caring for lab animals are typically not aware of the impact these variables can have
on their work. For example, much of the noise in our facilities is in the ultrasonic range, which we
human observers cannot hear, and the noise meters we typically use cannot measure. This
presentation will demonstrate how measuring and mitigating noise and vibration problems in the
vivarium can Refine our animal models and Reduce the number of animals used.
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Students, Researchers, Regulators and policy-makers, Teachers and educators, Technicians
Academia, Industry, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), SMEs
Undergraduate, University (Bachelor), University (Master), University (Doctoral education), Postdoctoral (teaching and research), Continuing Professional Development
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No species is addressed specifically
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