Useful Links for Research Animal Welfare


AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia

Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Training

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: The “bible” for laboratory animal facilities, it describes the necessary components of a quality laboratory animal care program. Written by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR), this is the primary reference used by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

NIH ARAC Guidelines

NIH Guidelines for Survival Bleeding of Mice & Rats

USDA/Aphis Animal Care Policies

For more guidelines espoused by appropriate societies involving field research click here.