The AVMA has released the new AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2013 Edition. The document is available as a free download on the AVMA website.
The USDA is amending the Animal Welfare Regulations to require all licensed and registered facilities to develop and implement a disaster plan.
APHIS posts annual reports, inspection reports, and recent AWA enforcement violations for research facilities on their website. Although inspection reports have been available through the Freedom of Information Act for many years, this allows anyone with an internet connection to view inspection reports instantly. Institutions should read the APHIS Appeals Process Factsheet for details on which inspection reports will be posted, when they will be posted, and how to appeal inspection report findings.
- New program description available on the AAALAC website.
- AAALAC has issued guidelines, FAQs, and position statements regarding its implementation of the three standard guidelines (including the 8th edition of the Guide). Please see their website for details.
Programs and Upcoming Events
USDA conferences and workshops
We have a new Disaster Preparedness page, with resources from OLAW, FEMA, USDA and several universities.
Website Updated: January 2013