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AAALAC's Reference Resources

AAALAC relies on Three Primary Standards for evaluating laboratory animal care and use programs: the eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Guide, NRC 2011); the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (Ag Guide, FASS 2010); and the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and Other Scientific Purposes, Council of Europe;(ETS 123); along with other widely accepted guidelines. Since 1975, AAALAC International has also referred to other specialty publications for supplemental information about procedures or techniques related to the care and use of laboratory animals. These specialty publications are designated as Reference Resources. References included on this list have been formally reviewed and adopted by AAALAC International's Council on Accreditation as guidance for accredited units as well as the AAALAC International representatives during the site visit. Additionally, these references may be utilized during Council deliberations when discussing issues identified during site visits. When applicable, clarifying notes are appended to the reference, to provide additional information on any exclusions or clarification in the reference.

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General

AAALAC International Position Statements

AAALAC International Frequently Asked Questions

• OIE's Terrestrial Animal Health Code Chapter 7.8
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• CIOMS-ICLAS International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals
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• Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals (Canada)
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• Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals (Canada)
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• Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities
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• Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities
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• Guidelines for the veterinary care of laboratory animals: report of the FELASA/ECLAM/ESLAV Joint Working Group on Veterinary Care
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• Institutional Administrator's Manual for Laboratory Animal Care and Use
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• Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
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• Medical Records for Animals Used in Research, Teaching, and Testing
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• Report on Adequate Veterinary Care in Research, Testing, and Teaching
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• National charter on the ethics of animal experimentation (France)
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• Guide for the Ethical Evaluation of Experiments Using Laboratory Animals (France, reference is in French)
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Biosafety

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (5th edition)
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Guidelines for Biosafety Laboratory Competency
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Education

FELASA recommendations on the education and training of persons working with laboratory animals: Categories A and C (applies only to Category C)
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FELASA guideline for education of laboratory animal technicians: Category A (applies only to Category A)
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FELASA guidelines for education of specialists in laboratory animal science (Category D)
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FELASA recommendations for the education and training of persons carrying out animal experiments (Category B)
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Euthanasia

AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia
(Note: At its September 2013 meeting, AAALAC International's Council on Accreditation adopted the "AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition" as an AAALAC Reference Resource with one clarification and one exception noted on the first page of the document.)
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Report of the ACLAM Task Force on Rodent Euthanasia
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Health Monitoring

FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of breeding colonies and experimental units of cats, dogs and pigs
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FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of breeding colonies and experimental units of calves, sheep and goats
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FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of rodent and rabbit colonies in breeding and experimental units
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Occupational Health and Safety

Criteria for a recommended standard occupational exposure to waste anesthetic gases and vapors
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Occupational Health and Safety in the Care and Use of Research Animals
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Recommendations for Prevention of and Therapy for Exposure to B Virus (Cercopithecine Herpesvirus 1)
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Research Related

Administration of Substances and Removal of Blood
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Animal Surgery
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DNA Research
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Humane Endpoints (OECD)
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Neoplasia
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Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
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Species Specific

Amphibians and Reptiles
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Dogs
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Fish
      CCAC Guidelines on The Care and Use of Fish in Research, Teaching and Testing
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      Guidance on the housing and care of Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
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      Guidance on the severity classification of scientific procedures involving fish
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Nonhuman Primates
      Health monitoring of non-human primate colonies
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      The Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates
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Rodents and Lagomorphs
      Laboratory Animal Management: Rodents
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Wild Animals
      Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the Use of
      Wild Mammals in Research
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      Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research
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