Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in Biomedical Research

Susan Jones‐Bolin1

1 null, Thorndale, Pennsylvania
Publication Name:  Current Protocols in Pharmacology
Unit Number:  Appendix 4B
DOI:  10.1002/0471141755.pha04bs59
Online Posting Date:  December, 2012
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This unit provides a general overview on topics related to the practical care and use of laboratory animals in biomedical research. These topics are briefly described and provide Web sites and/or research articles that can be accessed for more detailed information. While the primary focus is on the care and use of rats and mice bred for biomedical research, many of the Web sites listed provide information on other species used for this purpose. Curr. Protoc. Pharmacol. 59:A.4B.1‐A.4B.9. © 2012 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Keywords: Animal Welfare Act; Public Health Service (PHS) Policy; AAALAC; IACUC; ILAR; guide; OLAW (Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare); animal housing and enrichment; blood sampling; compound administration; animal numbers and group size; pain recognition; anesthesia; analgesia; euthanasia

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Table of Contents

  • Animal Welfare
  • Animal Welfare Act
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
  • Literature Cited
  • Tables
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Literature Cited

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