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Information Resources on the Care and Welfare of Dogs

AWIC Resource Series No. 40
March 2008
Updates Housing, Husbandry, and Welfare of the Dog Quick Bibliography Series, QB 97-08
The publication, Canine Models in Biomedical Research, 1990-2009, is an adjunct resource to this information resource.

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About this Document

This publication updates and expands AWIC publication Housing, Husbandry, and Welfare of the Dog Quick Bibliography Series, QB 97-08. The current publication is divided into three major sections: Introduction, Bibliography, and Website Resources.


The introduction was written by Robert Hubrecht, PhD., Deputy (Scientific) Director, for the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), United Kingdom. Dr. Hubrecht is one of the world’s leading experts on animal welfare and husbandry issues concerning the use of dogs in research settings.


An extensive bibliography categorized into fifteen subject subsections covering all aspects of dog husbandry, health, and welfare comprises this section of the publication. Citations were selected from searches conducted using a variety of agricultural, medical, and life science databases. Within a subject category citations are arranged alphabetically according to the last name of the primary author. Each citation is listed with a set of keywords that describe useful information about the entry. If a citation is listed from a publication available through the National Agricultural Library (NAL) a NAL call number has been included. Entries were included with publications dates ranging from 1997-2007.

Web Site Resources

A selected listing of annotated web site resources relating primarily to the care and welfare of laboratory dogs are provided. Some sites listed include information on the veterinary care and husbandry of companion dogs and dogs used in sport as well. World Wide Web addresses are listed to access specialized databases, extension materials, videos, and publications produced by a variety of government and non-profit organizations. All resources are accessible through the internet and are current as of January 2008. Readers are cautioned as to the dynamic nature of the internet and the fact that addresses and content are subject to change.

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Information on how to request materials that are included in the collection of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) may be found on the the Request Library Materials page at Please read carefully as there are certain restrictions on media and document types.

All patrons are encouraged to explore local library resources first before contacting the National Agricultural Library.


The author wishes to acknowledge Kristina Adams and Sandra Ball for their participation in the final editing and conversion process of this document. Their support is greatly appreciated.

Compiled by:

Cynthia P. Smith, M.S.
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.

In cooperation with the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

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