The use of animals in veterinary technology teaching programs is discussed under Standards 4 (Physical Facilities and Equipment), 5 (Resources for Clinical Instruction), and 10 (Curriculum). The following are provided for clarification of accreditation requirements:
Animal Welfare Regulations, CFR (Code of Federal Regulations), 2005. Title 9 (Animals and Animal Products), Chapter 1 (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture), Part 2 (Regulations) http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/awr.shtml.
Animal Welfare Act, United States Code, Title 7 (Agriculture), Chapter 54 (Transportation, Sale and Handling of Certain Animals), http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/awa.shtml.
AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). Guidelines on the Euthanasia of Animals, April 2013, https://www.avma.org/KB/Policies/Documents/euthanasia.pdf
AVMA Position on Animal Welfare. Use of Animals in Research, Testing and Education. Revised June 2012.
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council. National Research Council. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 8th Edition 2010.
Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching, Federation of Animal Science Societies, www.fass.org.
The IACUC Handbook (2nd Edition) by Jerald Silverman, Mark A. Suckow & Sreekant Murthy. CRC Press, 2000 NW Corporate Blvd, Boca Raton, FL 33431 ISBN 978-0-8493-4010-9. 2007
Animal Care Inspection Guide, http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_welfare/inspection_guide.shtml.
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