Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) - Useful Websites
- Database on Refinement of Housing and Handling Conditions and Environmental Enrichment for Laboratory Animals (Rodents, Rabbits, Cats, Dogs, Ferrets, Farm Animals, Horses, Birds, Fishes, Amphibians, and Reptiles.
- Definition of Pain and Distress and Reporting Requirements for Laboratory Animals (Proceedings of the workshop held on June 22, 2000, Committee on Regulatory Issues in Animal Care and Use, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research)
- Guidelines for Use of Fishes in Field Research
- Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research
- Institute for Lab Animal Research: On-line Journals
- Methods and Welfare Considerations in Behavioral Research with Animals (NIMH):
The National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) has created a handbook, Methods and Welfare Considerations in Behavioral Research with Animals, to assist the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) in the evaluation of protocols that employ various means to manipulate the behavior and health of laboratory animals. The handbook may be useful to the researcher who is considering different methodologies for behavioral experiments. The report contains chapters on manipulation of access to food or fluids; experimental enclosures/physical restraint; pharmacological studies; aversive stimuli; social variables; ethological approaches; and teaching with animals.
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