Legal aspects of using animals for research in the U.S.

Published on February 11, 2015   35 min

Other Talks in the Series: Animal Models in Biomedical Research

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Good day everyone. My name is Taylor Bennett. And my presentation today is entitled The Legal Aspects of Using Animals for Research in the U.S. My presentation will attempt to put into perspective and explain the system of oversight of the use of animals in research, teaching, and testing in the US.
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The eighth edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals succinctly describes the oversight process in the US. It states at the use of laboratory animals is governed by an interrelated dynamic system regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures. The regulations are those developed by the United States Department of Agriculture. The principal policy is the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, that's the PHS policy, and the guidelines are those established by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, AAALAC. Each institution then must establish procedures to manage their animal care and use program. The key players at the institutional level are the Institutional Official, or IO, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, or IACUC, the Attending Veterinarian, or AV.
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