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Research Project: Evaluation of Management of Laying Hens and Housing Systems to Control Salmonella and Other Pathogenic Infections, Egg Contamination, and Product Quality

Location: ESQRU

Title: Institutional Policies

item ANDERSON, KENNETH - North Carolina State University
item HILL, GRETCHEN - Michigan State University
item Jones, Deana
item AARON, DEBRA - University Of Kentucky
item LENTS, CLAY - US Department Of Agriculture (USDA)
item MURRAY, JAMES - University Of California, Davis

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/10/2020
Publication Date: 12/10/2020
Citation: Anderson, K., Hill, G., Jones, D.R., Aaron, D., Lents, C., Murray, J. 2020. Institutional Policies. Book Chapter. Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, 4th Edition.

Interpretive Summary: Effective animal care and use programs are necessary for the ethical and efficient use of animals in research, outreach, and teaching. Understanding the policies, procedures, and expectations for the use of animals in research, outreach, and teaching is imperative. This chapter outlines and explains the policies, procedures, and expectations of institutional animal care and use of agricultural animals for research, outreach, and teaching.

Technical Abstract: The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research, Outreach, and Teaching (the Ag Guide) strongly affirms that scientific and professional judgment and concern for the humane treatment of animals are required for the proper care of animals used in agricultural research and teaching. Scientists, veterinarians, and others must assume responsibility for animal welfare and uphold the rigor and integrity of agricultural animal research and instruction. The use of animals for research and teaching, including production research, is governed by numerous federal and local laws, regulations, and standards.