U.S. Regulations, Guidelines, and Policies

The links listed below stem from various inquiries and are for your information. Their placement here does not indicate endorsement by ILAR, the National Research Council, or the National Academies.

USDA Animal Care Division
USDA Animal Care Regulations
USDA Animal Welfare Act and Animal Welfare Regulations (opens as a PDF)
NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Public Health Service Policy
Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (ILAR)

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