Animal Care and Use Information and Resources

The links listed below stem from various inquiries and are for your information. Their placement here does not indicate endorsement by ILAR, the National Research Council, or the National Academies.

Amphibians: Guidelines for the Breeding, Care and Management of Laboratory Animals (ILAR)
Amphibians as Laboratory Animals (ILAR Journal)
APA Guidelines for the Ethical Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
AVMA-2000 Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia
A Guide for the Laboratory Use of Zebrafish (Dani Rerio)
Animal Welfare Information (NAL/AWIC)
Care, Handling and Use of Aquatic Animals
Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: A Guide for Development Institutional Programs
Environmental Enrichment Resources for Laboratory Animals (USDA)
Essential for Animal Research--A Primer for Research Personnel (USDA)
Gateway to Information on the Optimal Care and Welfare of Fish
Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching (available through order) (FASS)
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (ILAR)
Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals Vol. 1 (CCAC)
Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals Vol. 2 (CCAC)
Guidelines for the Capture, Handling, and Care of Mammals (ASM)
Guidelines for the Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research (ASIH)
Guidelines for the Use of Wild Birds in Research
The Guinea Pig Biology, Care, Identification, Nomenclature, Breeding, and Genetics(USAMRID)
IACUC.ORG (info resource for IACUC members)
Information Resources on Amphibians, Fish & Reptiles Used in Biomedical Research (AWIC)
Informational Resources for the Care and Use of Invertebrates (AWIC)
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
Laboratory Animal Management: Rodents
Laboratory Animal Nutrition (NRC)
Laboratory Birds: Refinements in Husbandry and Procedures
National Association for Biomedical Research
Office of Animal Care and Use (NIH)
Procedures with Care
Professional Guidelines for various species (NAL/USDA)

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