Blog - Monthly Archives: December 2013

SGV Meeting 2013 – 3R Day

The second day of the Annual Meeting 2013 of the Swiss Laboratory Animal Association was dedicated to 3R aspects. Nine talks focused on various aspects of 3R implementation, ranging from political statements, presentation of alternative methods to planning and publication aspects of animal experiments.

University of Virginia Guidelines and Policy for Determination of Humane Endpoints for Animals Used in Research

The obligation to minimize or eliminate unnecessary pain and distress that animals may experience when used in research, research training, and biological testing activities is clearly stated in the USDA Animal Welfare Act and the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals. To that end, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) at the University of Virginia reviews all proposed and current animal use to ensure that we, as an institution, meet both our legal and ethical obligations with regard to animal research.