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Debra L. Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW

Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center; Associate Research Professor, Indiana University

presenter photoDebra L. Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW is the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to her clinical and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Hickman directs an active laboratory that explores how the biomethodology, handling, and housing selections that are used in research affect the well-being of animals used in research. She has a special interest in the biomethodology, including euthanasia, of small rodents.

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Breakout Sessions – Series C

C5 - CO2 Euthanasia: Where Do We Go from Here?

Friday, April 1

4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Faculty(s):

Debra L. Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW

Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center; Associate Research Professor, Indiana University

This session will build on the on-going discussions about the appropriate methods to use to euthanize laboratory rodents. During this session, faculty and attendees will:


  • Learn about how the American Veterinary Medical Association Panel develops its guidelines and how the document is updated
  • Review the recent literature and how it affects selection of appropriate euthanasia methods
  • Explore knowledge gaps and discuss ways to close those gaps
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