Animal Welfare Act Congress established this Act to ensure that
all animals (excluding mice, rats, and birds) are provided humane care and treatment.
Guide for the Care
and Use of Laboratory Animals The Guide is used "to assist institutions
in caring for and using animals in ways judged to be scientifically, technically,
and humanely appropriate. It also serves to assist investigators in fulfilling their
obligation to plan and conduct animal experiments in accord with the highest scientific,
humane, and ethical principles."
Guidelines for the Care
and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research Expanding
on the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, this publication
provides current best practices for animal care and use and discusses how applicable
regulations and guidelines can be applied to neuroscience and behavioral research.
It encourages the use of professional judgment and careful interpretation of regulations
and guidelines to develop performance standards that ensure animal well-being and
PHS Policy on the Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals This policy is intended to ensure that PHS grantees and contractors care for and use
U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used
in Testing, Research, and Training These principles were developed
specifically for U.S. Government agencies to follow when conducting testing, research,
or training procedures involving vertebrate animals.
for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition This document provides guidance on euthanasia
methods and agents to ensure that animals are relieved from unnecessary pain and suffering.
USDA Animal Care Policy
Manual This is a resource guide that provides additional clarification
on the intent of the Animal Welfare Act.