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Animal welfare & husbandry

Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals

Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals (8th Edition) provides guidance on good practice in the planning and use of animals in research.

It provides information on the physiology and behaviour of common laboratory animals, good practice in animal care and husbandry, veterinary care and requirements for animal facilities.

It was written by the US National Research Council Committee for the Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Copyright is retained by National Academy of Sciences. For colleagues in the USA, compliance with the Guide’s standards are mandatory for all research facilities receiving US federal funds and should be used in conjunction with the Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations Blue Book.

It is also available in Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Thai.

This resource will be of benefit to animal care and husbandry staff, researchers and Institutions involved in the breeding, care or use of laboratory animals in the USA.

Other resources in this category:

  • A Guide to the Behavior & Enrichment of Laboratory Rodents - view
  • Animal Welfare Information Center - view
  • Assessing animal welfare and suffering - view
  • Basic Assessment of Laboratory Animal Health and Welfare - view
  • Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Bred, Supplied or Used for Scientific Purposes - view
  • Common Marmoset care - view
  • Euthanasia of Animals - view
  • Extended Welfare Assessment Grid - view
  • Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals - view
  • Humane Endpoints - view
  • Mouse Welfare Terms - view
  • Pain assessment: Grimace scales - view
  • Recognising post-operative pain in animals - view
  • Recognition & prevention of pain, suffering and distress in laboratory animals - view
  • Recognizing Pain in Animals - view
  • Refining Dog Care - view
  • Rodent Reference Information - view
  • Severe Suffering - view
  • Severity Assessment Framework - view
  • Severity Assessment Road Map - view
  • The Macaque Website - view

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