PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE POLICY

Public Health Service Policy and Health Research Extension Act

This federal law applies to all institutions receiving animal research funds from the Public Health Service, including NIH, CDC, FDA and NSF. This law applies to all vertebrate species. Institutions must either have AAALAC International accreditation or have an NIH Assurance Statement on file at OLAW/NIH. Animal care and use facilities must be built and operate in compliance with the recommendations of the ILAR "Guide" (see below). Yearly reports by the institutions on the status of their animal care program are required. The College Park campus is working toward AAALAC accreditation and is currently operating under NIH Assurance Status. Our Assurance Number is A3270-01.


ANIMAL WELFARE ACT

U.S. Animal Welfare Act

The University of Maryland IACUC is responsible for the review and approval of all uses of live vertebrate animals on campus for teaching and research activities. IACUC Activities are mandated by the U.S. Animal Welfare Act.


GUIDE FOR THE CARE AND USE OF LABORATORY ANIMALS

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Compiled by the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, this is the standard reference for biomedical research involving warm-blooded vertebrates. Areas discussed include institutional responsibility, facility design, animal caging, veterinary care, and animal care.


GUIDE FOR THE CARE AND USE OF AGRICULTURAL ANIMALS IN
AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching

Developed by the Federation of Animal Science Societies, a consortium of animal industry representatives and university faculty involved in animal research, this is the standard reference for agricultural production research. Areas discussed in this guide include: animal care program, facility design, animal housing, veterinary care and animal care.


2013 AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION GUIDELINES
FOR THE EUTHANASIA OF ANIMALS

2013 AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals

These guidelines address acceptable euthanasia practices.