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.
Applications invited for grants in laboratory animal science
Feb. 1 is the deadline to apply for a Grant for Laboratory Animal Science from the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.
AVMA emphasizes responsible stewardship of laboratory animals
The AVMA has revised the policy "Use of Animals in Research, Testing, and Education" to balance the emphasis placed on
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.
Laboratories terminated, but lessons learned
At veterinary colleges, such laboratories have come under increasing attention this past year.
Laboratories certified, rapid tests approved for BSE surveillance
Department of Agriculture has approved seven state veterinary diagnostic laboratories
Microchipping of animals
This page provides background information on microchipping of animals.
Recent gene-editing technologies are being used to create mice that model human genetic diseases, Holstein cattle lacking horns, and
Veterinarians Promote Animal Welfare through Research
An overview of what laboratory animal veterinarians do, including some profiles of practicing laboratory animal veterinarians.
Supporting real assistance animals
Is that cockatoo riding a man's shoulder in the produce section really an emotional support animal?
The animal rights struggle
The ANIMAL RIGHTS struggle Animal Agriculture Alliance addresses animal rights movement n recent years,…
The EU bans cosmetics testing on animals
After more than a decade of debate, European leaders reached an agreement that will ban cosmetics testing on animals
Companion animal care guidelines
Preface The following are general guidelines for the proper care and humane treatment of animals in nonagricultural facilities, such as humane…
50 years later, animal welfare act is a work in progress
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966, originally to protect laboratory animals while also regulating animal dealers and the
Animal research helps pets, too
This past October, the Foundation for Biomedical Research launched its “Love Animals?
Europe adopts new animal testing regulations
Legislation passed by the European Parliament this September will prohibit member states from using great apes in nearly all research
Finned animals increasingly seen as patients
Fish owners, Dr. Roberts said, are increasingly aware that veterinarians can not only help their pets but also provide better care than
Re-homing or retiring animals for a new life after research
For about 18 years, Dr. Lara Helwig has been re-homing animals used in research,
AVMA addresses animal abuse, research cats and dogs, outdoor housing of pets
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 11-13, revised guidance for veterinarians
ACLAM takes stance, addresses threats to medical research
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine has issued a position statement on animal experimentation.
AAALAC International appoints Bayne as executive director
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International appointed Dr. Kathryn Bayne
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
The hidden ecosystem of the gut microbiome
Millions of bacteria live in the gastrointestinal tract of animals, including cats, dogs, and humans.
2005 - 2015
The past 100 years have seen a marked shift in the role of animals in society,
Zoo veterinarians, behind the scenes and in the field
For zoo veterinarians, their day-to-day work can encompass thousands of individual animals and a multitude of species