A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been revised by a committee of experts, based on input from scientists and the public. The Guide incorporates recent research on commonly used species, including farm animals, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use:
The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities—a resource of proven value, now updated and expanded. This revision will be important to researchers, animal care technicians, facilities managers, administrators at research institutions, policymakers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.
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National Research Council. 1996. Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/5140.
|1 Institutional Policies and Responsibilities||8-20|
|2 Animal Environment, Housing, and Management||21-55|
|3 Veterinary Medical Care||56-70|
|4 Physical Plant||71-80|
|Appendix A: Selected Bibliography||81-101|
|Appendix B: Selected Organizations Related to Laboratory Animal Science||102-113|
|Appendix C: Some Federal Laws Relevant to Animal Care and Use||114-115|
|Appendix D: Public Health Service Policy and Government Principles Regarding the Care and Use of Animals||116-118|
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