References & Resources
Animal User Townhall Presentations:
References and Reources:
American Veterinary Medical Association: This site is the home page for the national veterinary medical professional association. There are may things you will find that are not only interesting, but also useful for you and your pets at home.
Fact vs. Myth About the Essential Need for Animals in Medical Research
Achievements Accomplished By Animal Research
Nobel Prizes: The Payoff from Animal Research
Laws, Regulations and Federal Policies Governing Animal Research
California Biomedical Research Association is a wonderful place to visit to get a good sense of how animals are used and cared for in a progressive research institution.
Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International: The AAALAC is a non-profit international organization that reviews organizations for adherence to existing regulations and professional guidance on proper care of animals in research and teaching settings. Go here to discover how some institutions go so far as to ask for an outside, non-biased review of their programs involving animal care, and find which institutions have achieved accreditation.
Animal Care Division of the United States Department of Agriculture: This site provides information on how animal care facilities, from research laboratories to zoos, are inspected by federal veterinarians. Additionally, there is a number of links concerning animal care and use in zoo, exhibitions, and breeding facilities.
Foundation for Biomedical Research has a large number of excellent documents which provide facts about animal based research. These include:
The Jackson Laboratory is a unique nonprofit institution, leading the genetics revolution that is transforming medicine for the benefit of humanity. The world's largest mammalian genetic research facility, the Laboratory also serves a key role in the global scientific community as the provider of critical genetic resources and as a center for training present and future scientists.
Remember fruit flies and high school biology? The 21st century fruit fly is the zebrafish. Go to The Zebrafish Information Network for background and useful information.
The Electronic Zoo is a very extensive collection of animal oriented web sites. You can find pretty much whatever you are looking for on this site .... but be careful, while very extensive, there is no guarantee that the recommendations you find here are fair, factual, or accurate.
The Virtual Mouse NecropsyVirtual necropsy (animal autopsy) siteAn instruction for mouse necropsyThe Virtual Brain
The Virtual Eye
The Virtual Coelacanth
The Virtual Microscope Tutorial
Offices at the NIH
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
Model Organisms for Biomedical Research
USDA Animal and Plant Inspection Service
Additional Reference Links
AAALAC: Rules for Accreditation
ACLAM: Adequate Veterinary Care
ACLAM: Animals in Research, Testing, Teaching
ACLAM: Medical References Report
ACLAM: Pain and Distress in Animals
ACLAM: Assessment & Management of Pain
Animal Welfare Act
AVMA: Recommendations on Euthanasia
Guidelines for Behavioral Research Using Animals (NIMH Report)
Guidelines for Fish in Research
Guidelines for Training in Surgical Research with Animals
NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Position of Rodent Surgery
Position Statement on Veterinary Authority
Public Health Service Policy
Published PHS Guidance
Statistical Primer For Lab Animal Researchers
The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals (English)
The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals (Chinese)
The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals (French)
The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals (Russian)
The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals (Spanish)
The Guide for the Care & Use of Laboratory Animals (other)
The Guide for the Care & Use of Agricultural Animals
Training and Education in Using Animals
USDA Animal Care Policies
Value of Accreditation
International & Foreign Animal Law Research Guide
Mar 05, 2013