The care and use of animals for research is strictly governed by federal regulations, laws, and guidelines, which the University follows to the letter. You can read them below.

AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia

Animal Welfare Act

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Guidelines for the Capture, Handling, and Care of Mammals

Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Research

Guidelines for the Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research

Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research

Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

USDA Animal Care Policy Manual

USDA Animal Welfare Regulations

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