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
Veterinary technicians add laboratory animal specialty
The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America approved the establishment of the Academy of Laboratory
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine certified 58 new diplomates following the certification examination it held
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.
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.
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
Resolutions cover transport of research animals, governance
The AVMA House of Delegates will deliberate in January on a resolution that would support the continued ability to humanely transport
Groups seek combined oversight of research animals
Four organizations in research and human medicine support combining federal oversight over research animals.
Grants available for alternatives to animal use
The Alternatives Research & Development Foundation is offering funding for methods pertaining to biomedical research
Animal research helps pets, too
This past October, the Foundation for Biomedical Research launched its "Love Animals? Support Animal Research" campaign to educate the public about…
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
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,
AAALAC International appoints Bayne as executive director
The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International appointed Dr. Kathryn Bayne
Researchers look at role of pets in COVID-19 transmission
Following reports of a small number of pets testing positive for the COVID-19 virus, researchers want to better understand what part our companion…
Research delayed, rodent populations reduced during pandemic
Universities delayed new studies this spring to reduce contact among people, including researchers and animal caregivers. Those delays often involved…
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.
1925 - 1935
During this decade, reports on food animals predominated in JAVMA.
The new Feline Grimace Scale is one of various tools that have been developed in recent years for pain assessment in cats and dogs. The key is…
2005 - 2015
The past 100 years have seen a marked shift in the role of animals in society,
AAHA Connexity takes on topics that keep veterinarians up at night
The American Animal Hospital Association took a radically new approach to its annual conference this year,
Allender and Lamkin win $10K research award
Mazuri, an exotic animal food company, this July announced it had awarded a $10,000 research grant to Dr. Matt Allender, director of