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Some sources of further information

The RSPCA Research Animals Department"s Good Practice Guidelines for Laboratory Housing and Care, cover a

wide range of species commonly used in laboratories, and are available, together with longer reports on refining

housing and care, at: www.science.rspca.org.uk/researchanimals/functionstasks/housingandcare

The Canadian Council for Animal Care has a 3Rs microsite which covers housing and care issues:

http://3rs.ccac.ca/en/

The Enrichment Record is an online portal that shares ideas and promotes discussion of strategies for advancing

the welfare of the animals in housed in laboratories: http://enrichmentrecord.com

The UK NC3Rs Information Portal has a section on housing and husbandry, with links to further information and

resources specifically for rodents, rabbits, cats, ferrets and non-human primates:

www.nc3rs.org.uk/our-resources

The US National Research Council"s Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (8th

edition, 2011) sets out

standards for animal housing and husbandry. These standards are also used by AAALAC (The Association for

Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International) to help evaluate and accredit laboratory

animal care systems around the world

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/guide-for-the-care-and-use-of-laboratory-animals.pdf

The UFAW Handbook is a large, authoritative source on housing and husbandry of laboratory animals:

Hubrecht RC, Kirkwood J (2010). UFAW [Universities Federation for Animal Welfare] handbook on the care

and management of laboratory and other research animals. 8th edition. Wiley-Blackwell.

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