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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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March 12, 2020 to March 13, 2020
USDA Animal Welfare Info Center
Beltsville, MD
April 06, 2020 to April 07, 2020
Orlando, Florida
May 14, 2020 to May 15, 2020
USDA Animal Welfare Info Center
Beltsville, MD
Information on EPA’s Inaugural Conference on New Approach Methods for Reducing Animal Testing for Chemical Safety
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Thursday, September 26, 2019
HHS. National Institutes of Health.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.

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