Regulations, Standards & Requirements

Animal Welfare Act and Regulations

Federal laws and regulations governing the use of animals in research and testing. Administered by the USDA.

Army Regulation 40-33 The Care and Use of Laboratory Animals in DOD Programs

AR 40-33 provides a complete description of DoD requirements for using animals.

Department of Defense Instruction 3216.01 Use of Animals in DOD Programs

Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation: Animal Welfare Clause

DOD Protocol Format

This is the protocol format required for all intramural DOD laboratories.

The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Description of information found in the Guide and link to the full text.

U.S. Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training

Principles which must be used by any government agency sponsoring research or teaching involving the use of laboratory animals.

AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia

PHS policy requires that euthanasia methods be in accordance with this report unless scientifically justified.

Last Modified Date: 18-Aug-2017