The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, also known as The Guide, is intended to assist IACUCs, researchers, and veterinarians in fulfilling their obligation to plan, conduct, and oversee animal experiments in accordance with the highest scientific, humane, and ethical principles.The Guide makes recommendations for humane animal care and use based on published data, scientific principles, expert opinion, and experience with methods and practices proven consistent with high-quality, humane animal care and use.
Written in general terms, the Guide emphasizes performance goals—not engineering approaches.
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