This article provides a brief history of the 1985 Animal Welfare Act (AWA) amendments and information on implementation of the regulations regarding exercise for dogs and environmental enhancement for nonhuman primates.
This page provides current information on environmental enrichment products and suppliers for people who are looking to acquire enrichment items for animals in captive settings. Mention of commercial enterprises or brand names does not constitute endorsement or imply preference by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Company information is displayed alphabetically.
USDA. NAL. Animal Welfare Information Center.
A bibliographic resource on nonhuman primate enrichment, including relevant web links, organizations, and product information.
NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Links to reports, FAQs and and a webinar about social housing of laboratory animals with a focus on nonhuman primates.
Animal Welfare Institute.
AWI has created searchable databases on refinement of techniques and enrichment of laboratory animals.
Shape of Enrichment.
This database allows you to search by animal taxa, enrichment device/materials, and hazard.
Canadian Council on Animal Care.
A training course designed to teach animal care personnel about animal behavior, environmental enrichment strategies, and examples of enrichment for laboratory animals from mice to monkeys.
This review includes an emphasis on behavioral enrichment for the well-being of dogs and cats.