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Resources For Pet Owners

Nutritional needs of dogs and cats coversPetdoor: Nutritional Needs of Dogs and Cats

How much should I feed my dog or cat? Does the food I’m providing meet its nutritional needs? Is my pet overweight? These pamphlets, based on a scientific report, offer new insight into feeding your pet.


Resources on Laboratory Animals

Cover of the guideGuide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (1996)

“The Guide” is intended to assist IACUCs, researchers, and veterinarians in fulfilling their obligation to plan, conduct, and oversee animal experiments in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles. It makes recommendations for humane animal care and use based on published data, scientific principles, expert opinion, and experience with methods and practices proven consistent with high-quality, humane animal care and use.

Cover of Recognition of DistressRecognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals (2008)

The first in a two-part series, this report focuses on the distress experienced by animals used in laboratory research. This book aims to educate laboratory animal veterinarians, students, and researchers, animal care staff, and animal welfare officers on the current scientific and ethical issues associated with stress and distress in laboratory animals. The report evaluates pertinent scientific literature and generates practical and pragmatic guidelines for the recognition, alleviation, and minimization of distress for animals in the laboratory setting.

Cover image of Humane TransportationGuidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals (2006)

Transporting research animals is a necessary part of the biomedical enterprise that can have substantial effects on the physiological and psychological condition of the animals. Individuals at research facilities often find arranging transportation of animals a challenge. This report establishes science-based good practices for transporting research animals and advises that research institutions designate a single individual to be responsible for ensuring safe shipment and receipt of animals.

Cover of Science, Medicine, and AnimalsScience, Medicine, and Animals (2004)

Science, Medicine, and Animals discusses how animals have been and continue to be an important component of biomedical research. It addresses the history of animal research and what it looks like today, and gives an overview of some of the medical advances that would not have been possible without animal models. Finally, it looks at the regulations and oversight governing animal use, as well as efforts to use animals more humanely and efficiently.

Cover image for Nutrient Requirements of Lab AnimalsNutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals (1995)

This Fourth Revised Edition presents the current expert understanding of the lipid, carbohydrate, protein, mineral, vitamin, and other nutritional needs of laboratory animals. The extensive use of tables provides easy access to a wealth of comprehensive data and resource information. The volume also provides an expanded background discussion of general dietary considerations.

Other Resources from the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research