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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. 

Blood collection tubes

Blood Collection Literature

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

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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.

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.

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September 19, 2017 to September 20, 2017
Rodbell Auditorium, David P. Rall Building, NIEHS, Research
Triangle Park, NC
September 21, 2017 to September 22, 2017
Institute for In Vitro Sciences
Gaithersburg, MD
September 22, 2017
New Jersey Association for Biomedical Research
The Palace at Somerset Park
Somerset , NJ
Monday, August 28, 2017
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Friday, August 18, 2017
USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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