Laws, Regulations, and Standards Governing Research with Animals
USDA Animal Welfare Act (AWA)External, 7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq., as amended.
Health Research Extension Act of 1985External (“Animals in Research”) [Public Law 99-158]
USDA Animal Welfare RegulationsExternal, Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Chapter 1, Subchapter A, Parts 1, 2, and 3.
Standards and Principles
AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia, 2013Cdc-pdfExternal (PDF, 549KB), American Veterinary Medical Association.
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