The continuing resolution to fund many Federal government operations expired at midnight EDT on Monday, September 30, 2013. OLAW is now closed due to the lapse in Federal government funding.
APHIS Inspection Reports for Class A, B, C Licensees, Class E, H, and T Registrants Now Online; NIH...
Cryogens are similar to other broad classes of chemicals. As with other chemicals in the lab, it...
Implementation of NFPA 150 in its current form will have widespread space planning impacts, cost implications, and could functionally prohibit the use of common protocols and equipment within laboratory related Animal Housing Facilities.
OLAW’S New Guidance on Timing of Protocal Reviews; FDA Issues Guidance for Industry on Animal Models
OLAW Guidance for Modifications of Approved Study Protocols; OLAW IACUC Staff Outreach Seminars
Indoor air quality, and in a broader sense and perhaps more accurately, indoor environmental quality, IEQ, has risen to the top of the list for worker complaints over the last decade.
USDA Proposes Disaster Planning for Animal Welfare During Disasters; ILAR Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals –Update; European Union to Revise EU Protocol on Animal Welfare
The Puppy Protection Act Will Bring Commercial Breeders Under Animal Welfare Regulations; FDA Guidance on Regulations of Genetically Engineered Animals Containing Heritable rDNA Constructs;CDC Launches New Program to Train Veterinarians
In recent years, the volume of biomedical research involving animals has increased, and along with it, the demand for the safe transportation of research animals.
Certification — confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence.
Continued USDA Funding to Eradicate Bovine Tuberculosis in Three States; FDA Publishes Cumulative Veterinary Adverse Drug Experience Reports; Fish and Wildlife and National Marine Fisheries Services to Amend Interagency Cooperation
NIH LAUNCHES A WEBSITE FOR INVESTIGATORS USING ANIMALS; UK FUNDING INSTITUTIONS PUBLISH COMMON RULES FOR ANIMAL RESEARCH; SPANISH PARLIAMENT TO EXTEND HUMAN RIGHTS TO GREAT APES
SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE GUIDE FOR PROTECTING SCIENTISTS AND RESEARCH
NIEHS Announced 5 Year Plan to Expedite Animal Alternatives;NIH AND EPA TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND REDUCE ANIMAL USED TO STUDY TOXIC CHEMICALS
As Animal Biosafety Level 3 (ABSL-3) suites become more prevalent within the biomedical research community, laboratory animal care professionals must increasingly meet the challenges posed by safety regulations and policy requirements. Developing the appropriate standard operating procedures (SOPs) within these environments holds the keys to achieving this.
USDA to Alter Temperature Requirements for Live Animals During Transport
AMENDMENT OF 2007 FARM BILL MAY IMPACT ANIMAL RESEARCH AND WELFARE
It is ultimately the responsibility of the owners to provide a safe and stress free environment for their animals. NFPA 150 is only one instrument for the owner and the enforcing officials to provide an acceptable level of fire and life safety for the animals.
APHIS TO REVISE ITS LIST OF SELECT AGENTS AND TOXINS; AVMA PUBLISHES NEW GUIDELINES FOR EUTHANATIZING ANIMALS; U.S. IS FREE OF CANINE RABIES; EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, COMMISSION, TO BAN EXPERIMENTS ON PRIMATES
FDA FINALIZES DESIGNATION OF NEW ANIMAL DRUGS FOR MINOR USE OR MINOR SPECIES; NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM FINALIZED; VETERINARY PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE ACT WILL HELP TRAIN VETERINARIANS
On June 6, 2007, the Committee on Homeland Security: Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology approved H.R. 1717 to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish a National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility.
AAZV Published Guidelines for Euthanizing Non-Domestic Animals; New Bills Will Improve Animal Welfare: APHIS Solicits Comments on Changing Definition of Class B Dealers: New in vitro EU Test Will Eliminate Skin and Eye Irritancy Tests
The impact of research animal exposure to noise and vibration in vivariums and animal housing is a frequently overlooked aspect of biomedical research, though there is emerging recognition and study of its significance.
CDC Revises BMBL; Updated Background and Selected Legislation of Animal Welfare Act; ECVAM Relocates Database on Alternative Mentods to Animal Experimentation
Law is a funny thing; funny strange, not funny risible. When it’s in our favor, it seems to be a good thing. When it goes against us, it just seems so unfair.
FDA To Bar Certain Cattle Materials from Medical Devices to Protect them from BSE; NIH Clarifies Policy on Allowable Costs for Activities Involving Animals; New European Union Regulations Will Improve Animal Welfare during Transport
As larger populations and more generations of zebrafish are maintained in the laboratory environment, it is becoming more incumbent on those raising them, and those defining the standards for their care, to better define these ideal conditions.
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