Animal welfare: Laboratory animals
This page provides access to a variety of resources that can help you make a positive difference in the lives of laboratory animals.
Legislation and Regulations in Laboratory Animal Welfare
An overview of animal welfare legislation and regulation for laboratory animals, as well as actions the AVMA is taking to improve it.
Veterinarians Promote Animal Welfare through Research
An overview of what laboratory animal veterinarians do, including some profiles of practicing laboratory animal veterinarians.
Aquatic animal health and disease regulations*
Uniform and standardized approaches to formulating and implementing state, national and international regulations optimizing the health of aquatic…
Judicious therapeutic use of antimicrobials in aquatic animal medicine
Judicious Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobials in Aquatic Animal Medicine
Aquatic Animal Disease, Inspection, Certification and Veterinary Medicine
Farmed aquatic animals (aquatic livestock or aquaculture) is now a $1 billion industry in the U.S. and affects the agriculture economy of every state.…
Proposed APHIS 2014-2018 Business Plan for Aquaculture and Aquatic Animal Health Programs
USDA-APHIS invited comments on a proposed plan for implementing a 5-year business plan to the implement many of the elements
Research Dogs and Cats Adoption
The AVMA supports the adoption of healthy, post-study, research and teaching animals into long-term, private homes as companion animals
Welfare Implications of Thoracic Compression
Peer-reviewed summary of scientific literature related to the application of pressure to an animal's chest to prevent respiration
Canadian Aquatic Veterinary Import Requirements
To protect Canadian aquaculture industries from aquatic animal diseases the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) now requires an import permit…
The AVMA supports research to discover and develop safe and efficacious drugs, vaccines, chemicals, and medical devices that benefit humans and…
Use of random-source dogs and cats for research, testing, and education
The carefully controlled use of random-source dogs and cats contributes greatly to improving the health and welfare of both animals and human beings. …
Fiscal 2016 Appropriations
AVMA advocates for funding for programs that help ensure animal health and welfare, protect food safety and promote public health and research.
Steven L. Leary, DVM, DACLAM
Recipient: Charles River Prize 2011 Steven L. Leary, DVM, DACLAM, is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Veterinary Affairs and Director of the Division of…
State and Specialty Economic Reports
Economic reports for state and allied veterinary groups.
Interim Rule, Approved Tests for Bovine Tuberculosis in Cervids
Formal Title - Docket Number (APHIS-2012-0087); Interim Rule, Approved Tests for Bovine Tuberculosis in Cervids Brief Description: With the…
Docket 2010-29748 Recommendations from the NIH Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Working Group
Formal title: Docket Number [2010-29748] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health; Notice of Meeting of the…