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Animal Models
Experimental Design & Statistical Analysis
Laboratory Animal Trade Journals
Laws, Policies, and Standards
Occupational Health & Safety for Animal Users
Recognizing Pain & Distress in Laboratory Animals
Research Organizations

Alternative Websites & Databases

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare
ALTBIB: Bibliography on Alternatives to Animal Testing
ALTWEB – Alternatives to Animal TestingĀ  Refinement, Reduction and Replacement
Animal Use Alternative Thesaurus, National Agricultural Library
Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT), Johns Hopkins University ? School of Public Health
Center for Animal Alternatives, University of California at Davis
Sources of Information about Alternatives, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sniffy the Virtual Rat
Type Sniffy the Virtual Rat into the search box and press GO.
Virtual Anesthesia Machine
Virtual Dissections
Animal Welfare Information Center
Fund for Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments (FRAME)
The European Centre for the Validation of Alternative Methods (ECVAM)
UC Davis Center for Animal Alternatives
National Library of Medicine (USA) publishes a regular annotated bibliography on alternatives to animal testing
Interagency Coordinating Committee on the validation of Animal Models(ICCVAM)
Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) National Agriculture Library (USA)

Animal Models

Animal Models in Biomedical Research
Animal Models and Strains
ANZSLAS Database of Laboratory Animals Held in Australia and New Zealand
The Mouse Models of Human Cancer Consortium
Zebrafish International Resource Center


AVMA Guidlines for the Euthanasia of Animals (PDF)
Euthanasia Working Party Report ? Parts 1 and 2

Experimental Design & Statistical Analysis

FRAME Reduction Committee: Training Materials on Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis.
Statistical calculations resource

Laboratory Animal Trade Journals

Comparative Medicine
Contemporary Topics
Lab Animal Magazine
Laboratory Animals Journal Home Page
Tech Talk
Click on publications, then click on the Tech Talk icon, and scroll down the mini frame for more links dealing with Tech Talk.

Laws, Policies, and Standards

Animal Welfare Act
Animal Welfare Regulations (9CFR Chapter 1)
Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International
Guide For The Care And Use Of Laboratory Animals, ILAR
Health Research Extension Act of 1985, Public Law 99-158 “Animals in Research”
National Institutes of Health, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Animal Care Policy Manual
U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training

Occupational Health & Safety for Animal Users

Department of Career and Protective Services
USC safety training courses and safety committee review information

Recognizing Pain & Distress in Laboratory Animals

Assessment of pain and distress
Pain and Distress: Recommended resources
Pain Management Database
Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals

Research Organizations

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International)
California Biomedical Research Association
National Association for Biomedical Research

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