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Animal Welfare Information Center

The Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) is mandated by the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) to provide information for improved animal care and use in research, testing, and teaching. 

beagle dogs playing in a social housing kennel

Social Housing of Laboratory Animals

Information about pair and group housing of common animals used in research.

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Workshop on Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act

AWIC provides training on how to effectively search the literature for 3Rs alternatives.

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Animal Welfare Act (AWA)

Sets standards for the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers.

Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection

Animal Welfare Act History Digital Collection (AWAHDC)

The AWAHDC contains U.S. Government publications that fall into three categories: Legislative, Regulatory and USDA publications.

Chemist Joyce Foster extracts chemicals to determine which plants are safe, palatable, and nutritious for livestock.   Photo by Scott Bauer.

3Rs Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities for the Replacement, Refinement or Reduction of the use of animals in scientific research or testing.

Blood collection tubes

Blood Collection Literature

A new dynamic publication list providing information related to Blood Collection in Laboratory Animals.

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May 14, 2020 to May 15, 2020
USDA Animal Welfare Info Center
Beltsville, MD
June 04, 2020 to June 05, 2020
USDA, National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD - Maryland
August 23, 2020 to August 27, 2020
MECC Maastricht
Maastricht, Netherlands
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

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