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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.

a group of rabbits

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 23, 2019
Philadelphia, PA
June 03, 2019 to June 04, 2019
Sponsor:
USDA Animal Welfare Information Center, NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, the Johns Hopkins Department of Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT)
Camila Januario
USDA, National Agricultural Library
Beltsville, MD
July 08, 2019 to July 11, 2019
Austin, TX
Monday, April 29, 2019
USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
HHS. NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.

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