Organizations

"Organizations" is a chapter from: Smith, C.P. and V. Taylor (September 1995). Environmental Enrichment Information Resources for Laboratory Animals: 1965 - 1995: Birds, Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals, Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents. AWIC Resource Series No. 2. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD and Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW), Potters Bar, Herts, UK, pp. 227-236.

There are many organizations that produce extremely useful materials for their members and other interested parties. In this section, organized by world regions, you will find information on how to contact these organizations via a variety of electronic means and that old standby, the postal service. You will also find World Wide Web addresses for those organizations that have posted homepages on the Web. However, readers are cautioned that because the WEB is a very dynamic media, these addresses may change. You will also find information on the type of organization, the resources or services offered, requestor priority, and fees (if any).

The following links access other chapters in Environmental Enrichment Information Resources for Laboratory Animals:

Main Contents ] Main Introduction ] How to Use This Document ]
Birds ] Laboratory Cat ] Dogs and Dog Housing ] Farm Animals ] Ferrets ] Rabbits ] Rodents ]
Journal Listing ] Subscription Information for Selected Publications ] [ Organizations ] Suppliers and Products ] Common Devices and Programs ] Main Subject Index ] Document Delivery Information ]


North American Resources European, Asian, and Australian Resources

North American Resources:

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS)
70 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN (Tennessee) 38018, USA

TELEPHONE: (901) 754-8620
FAX: (901) 753-0046
E-MAIL: info@aalas.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.aalas.org
CONTACT:
Michael Sondag, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit, professional
RESOURCES/SERVICES: International in scope. Serves as a clearinghouse for collection and exchange of information on all phases of laboratory animal care and management, use and procurement of laboratory animals used in biomedical research. Educational materials, guides, and audiovisuals. Hold annual meetings that have workshops or seminars on environmental enrichment. Publish Contemporary Topics - a bimonthly journal with an expanded peer reviewed section on topics such as clinical management and husbandry. Also publish Laboratory Animal - a monthly, peer reviewed journal covering a diverse array of applied and experimental topics in the laboratory animal sciences.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Charge for materials (members are charged a lower rate).


American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners
University of Texas Medical School
6431 Fannin Street, Room 1132
Houston, TX (Texas) 77030, USA

TELEPHONE: (713) 792-5127
FAX: (713) 792-5127
E-MAIL: bgoodwin@admin4.hsc.uth.tmc.edu
CONTACT: Bradford S. Goodwin, Jr., Secretary-Treasurer
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private group of veterinarians
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Personal knowledge of veterinarians.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: None.


Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)
Agricultural Research Service
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Boulevard
Beltsville, MD (Maryland) 20705, USA

TELEPHONE: (301) 504-6212
FAX: (301) 504-7125
E-MAIL: awic@nal.usda.gov
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.nal.usda.gov/awic
CONTACT: Jean Larson, Coordinator
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Public, non-profit, government agency
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Vast collection of serials, monographs, and audiovisuals within the National Agricultural Library (NAL). Documents may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan. For more information on document delivery, contact (301) 504-5755. The Center performs brief complimentary searches of AGRICOLA and other relevant databases. The Center can also assist you in formulating your own database searches, provides conference facilities and host training sessions, and can make available speakers and/or a tabletop exhibit for training sessions, conferences, and workshops. The Center produces bibliographies on topics such as stress, analgesia, animal testing alternatives, training materials and other relevant topics to animal welfare. Publishes the Animal Welfare Information Center Newsletter.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: All publications are available for free; literature searches on a cost recovery basis; NAL may charge for certain services such as providing photocopies, document delivery, etc.


Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science
L'Association Canadienne Pour La Technologies des Animaux de Laboratoire

c/o CALAS National Office
Biosciences Animal Service
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9, CANADA

TELEPHONE: (403) 492-5193
FAX: (403) 492-7257
E-MAIL: dmckay@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca
CONTACT: Donald McKay
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Non-profit, professional
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Produces educational materials, videos, and a monthly newsletter (CALAS/ACTAL Newsletter). Hold annual meetings with workshops, seminars, and poster sessions.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal professionals.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.


Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC)
350 Albert Street, Suite 315
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1, CANADA

TELEPHONE: (613) 238-4031
FAX: (613) 238-2837
E-MAIL: lroach@bart.ccac.ca
CONTACT: Dr. James Wong, Director of Assessments
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, non-profit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Establishment and enforcement of standards and guidelines (in Canada) concerning the use of animals in research, testing and teaching. Maintain active, expert committees on all aspects of animal care and use. The Council's program is based on its major publication "Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals," Volume 1, 2nd Edition (1993) and Volume 2 (1984). Within these two documents the subject of environmental enrichment is addressed. CCAC conducts workshops and training courses on various aspects of the care and use of experimental animals, as well as the training of personnel working with these animals. The Council addresses alternative methods and conducts a course on tissue culture. Semi-annually publishes the newsletter, Resource.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.


Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (ILAR)
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) 20418, USA

TELEPHONE: (202) 334-2590
FAX: (202) 334-1687
E-MAIL: twolfle@nas.edu
CONTACT: Tom Wolfle
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: ILAR is a unit of the National Research Council's (NRC) Commission on Life Sciences (CLS). The NRC in the working arm of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a private, non-governmental, non-profit o rganization.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Information on a wide variety of topics related to laboratory animals and emerging adjuncts and alternatives to animal use. Assignments of genetic identification for unique colonies. Guidelines that assist in the implementation of national policies or laws. Information to teachers and students about animals in science and careers in biology. ILAR's information database, which is published as Animals for Research: A Directory of Sources. This assists scientists in locating specific animals and models, including nonhuman primates. Produce ILAR NEWS - a quarterly journal, available free-of-charge to institutional animal care and use committees, scientists, and veterinarians. Reports specific to nonhuman primates such as Laboratory Animal Management: Nonhuman Primates. A study on the well-being of nonhuman primates is currently underway by an ILAR committee. Manage Animal Models and Genetic Stocks Information Exchange Program.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.


National Library of Medicine (NLM)
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland 20894, USA

TELEPHONE: (301) 496-6095 or 1-800-272-4787
FAX: (301) 402-1384
E-MAIL: ref@nlm.nih.gov
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Public
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Library - extensive collection of serials, monographs, audiovisuals can be accessed by anyone. Computer based systems of information retrieval include MEDLARS, MEDLINE, CANCERLIT, AVLINE, TOXLINE, and Grateful Med.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: $7.00 for each filled interlibrary loan.


Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)
Golden Triangle Building One
7833 Walker Drive, Suite 340
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770, USA

TELEPHONE: (301) 345-3500
FAX: (301) 345-3503
CONTACT: Lee Krulisch, Executive Director
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, non-profit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publications, including conference proceedings, training manuals, and materials from other organizations. Publications - Canine Research Environment and Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates in Research. Each contains proceedings from conferences sponsored by SCAW.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Some services are free, others are fee-for-services basis.


The Shape of Enrichment, Inc.
1650 Minden Dr.
San Diego, CA 92111-7124, USA
E-MAIL:
shape@enrichment.org
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.enrichment.org/

TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Volunteer, non-profit.
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Loans videos of environmental enrichment programs currently in place in different zoos, aquariums, etc. around the country. Videos cover a variety of animals. Donations of videos are encouraged.


European, Asian, and Australian Resources:

Australian and New Zealand Council for the Care of Animals in Research and Teaching, Limited (ANZCCART)

P.O. Box 19
Glen Osmond SA 5064
AUSTRALIA
P.O. Box 598
5064 Wellington
NEW ZEALAND

TELEPHONE: 61-08-303-7393 (Australia) 64-04-472-7421(New Zealand)
FAX: 61-08-303-7113 (Australia) 64-04-473-1841(New Zealand)
E-MAIL:anzccart@waite.adelaide.edu.au
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/ANZCCART/
CONTACT: R.M. Baker
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: private, non-profit
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Quarterly newsletter, and other publications on euthanasia, animal care and use committees, wellbeing of research animals, alternatives for undergraduate education, laboratory animal surveys, tumour cell lines available in Australia, humane care and use of animals in research, and animal pain.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.


British Laboratory Animals Veterinary Association
Honorary Secretary
C/O Site Services Department
Zeneca Pharmaceuticals
Mereside, Alderly Park
Macclesfield, Cheshire 5K10 4TG, UK

TELEPHONE: 01625 513536
FAX: 01625 583074
CONTACT: D. Whitaker, Honorary Secretary
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Slide programs on lab animal diseases, training materials, speakers notes and slides (eg., surgery and anaesthesia), and access to expert advice.
REQUESTOR: Veterinary surgeons with interests in laboratory animal health and welfare.
COSTS: None.


Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA)
BCM Box 2989
London WC1N 3XX, UK

CONTACT: P. Hardy, Secretary
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare. Sponsors annual animal welfare symposiums.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.


Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde
Society for Laboratory Animal Science (GV-SOLAS)

C/O Institut für Versuchstierkunde
Pauwelstrasse, D-52074 Aachen
GERMANY

CONTACT: C. Herweg, Secretary
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Vary according to materials.


Institute of Animal Technology
c/o University of Liverpool
Faculty of Medicine
Biomedical Services
P.O. Box 147
Liverpool, England L69 3BX, UK

CONTACT: P.A. Hynes, Honorary Secretary
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publishes the quarterly journal Animal Technology and the monthly Bulletin of the Institute of Animal Technology (Phil Ruddock, Editor, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL, UK; Tel: 01737 247666). Videos and training manuals on humane care and handling, information on animal welfare.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Vary according to material.


Institut für Labortierkunde der Universität Zürich
Institute of Laboratory Animal Science

University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich, SWITZERLAND

TELEPHONE: 01 257 11 11 or 01 257 54 51
FAX: 01 257 57 03
CONTACT: Prof. Dr. med. vet. Peter E. Thomann, Director
WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.unizh.ch/labtier/
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: University
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Provides classes and training courses for technicians, students and postgraduates. Breeds rats and mice, offers diagnostic services for rodents and rabbits, offers in vitro production of monoclonal antibodies, and operates a consulting service to answer questions relating to the care of laboratory animals. Most information on Web site is in German.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Vary according to material.


Japanese Association for Laboratory Animal Science (JALAS)
2-8-10 Iwamotocho
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101, JAPAN

TELEPHONE/ FAX: 03-3865-1475
RESOURCES: Publishes the quarterly journal Experimental Animals.
COSTS: Price of one issue is 2,500 yen (US $25) for non-member individual.


Laboratory Animal Science Assoc. (LASA)
P.O. Box 3993
Tamworth, Staffs B78 3QU, UK

TELEPHONE: 01827 260036
FAX: 01827 260036
CONTACT: B.R. Howard, Honorary Secretary
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare.


Nederlandse Vereniging voor Proefdierkunde (NVP)
Dutch Association for Laboratory Animal Science
C/O Agricultural University Wageningen
CKP, P.O. Box 8129, 6700 EV
Wageningen, THE NETHERLANDS

CONTACT: F.A.R. van den Brock, Secretary
TYPE OF ORGANIZATION: Professional
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals: The International Journal of Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare.


Scandinavian Federation for Laboratory Animal Science
Enheten för försöksdjursvetenskap och service
Medicinska Forskningsrådet
Box 7151
S-103 88 Stockholm, SWEDEN

TELEPHONE: +46 8454 4281/77
FAX: +46 8454 4303
CONTACT: Barbro Salomonsson
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Professional
RESOURCES: Publishes the quarterly journal Scandinavian Journal of Laboratory Animal Science. Conducts annual meetings and publishes conference papers and abstracts in its journal.
COSTS: Journal subscriptions are Dkr. 250/individual; library subscriptions are Dkr. 600 + postage.


Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Versuchstierkunde (SGV)
Société Suisse pour la Science des Animaux de Laboratoire
Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association

c/o RCC Registration and Consulting Co.
Landstrasse 33
4452 Itingen, SWITZERLAND

CONTACT: Ludwig G. Ullmann, Secretary or Dr. Marianne Geiser Kamber, President (e-mail: geiser@ana.unibe.ch)
WORLD WIDE WEB: WORLD WIDE WEB: http://www.unizh.ch/labtier/
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Co-sponsor of Laboratory Animals, an international journal devoted to issues surrounding the care and use of laboratory animals. Sponsors seminars and conferences and publishes the resulting papers and abstracts.
REQUESTOR: Laboratory animal users.
COSTS: Vary according to material.


Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
8 Hamilton Close
South Mimms, Potters Bar,
Hertfordshire, EN6 3QD, UK

TELEPHONE: 01707-658202
FAX: 01707-649279
E-MAIL: trevor.poole@ucl.ac.uk
CONTACT: Victoria Taylor, Development Officer
TYPE OF INSTITUTION/ORGANIZATION: Private, charitable
RESOURCES/SERVICES: Publications, reprints, videos, educational brochures, and advisory services. Publishes a quarterly scientific journal entitled Animal Welfare, which brings together information from zoos, laboratories, farms, wild, and companion animals.
REQUESTOR: Anyone.
COSTS: Vary according to materials. Annual subscriptions to the journal Animal Welfare cost £50/US$100.


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The following links access other chapters in Environmental Enrichment Information Resources for Laboratory Animals:

Main Contents ] Main Introduction ] How to Use This Document ]
Birds ] Laboratory Cat ] Dogs and Dog Housing ] Farm Animals ] Ferrets ] Rabbits ] Rodents ]
Journal Listing ] Subscription Information for Selected Publications ] [ Organizations ] Suppliers and Products ] Common Devices and Programs ] Main Subject Index ] Document Delivery Information ]

The Animal Welfare Information Center
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service
National Agricultural Library
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