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Laboratory Animals Ltd.
Laboratory Animals Ltd. is a registered charity, whose aims are to promote education and training in laboratory animal science. Laboratory Animals Ltd. are the publishers of the journal 'Laboratory Animals'.

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science - AALAS advances responsible laboratory animal care and use to benefit people and animals.

Canadian Council on Animal Care
CCAC is the national organization responsible for setting and maintaining standards for the care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing throughout Canada.

Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations.

Institute of Animal Technology
Advancing and promoting excellence in the care and welfare of animals in science.

Laboratory Animal Science Association
LASA aim to advance scientific understanding and knowledge of the use, care and welfare of laboratory animals and promote refinement, reduction and replacement.

Laboratory Animal Veterinary Association
LAVA's members are veterinary surgeons involved in a wide range of aspects of laboratory animal medicine and science. Many members act as Named Veterinary Surgeons under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986, but others are involved in other aspects of the use of animals in biomedical research.

Information on Laboratory Animal Science

Inbred Strains of Mice and Rats
Mouse Genome Informatics - This page provides access to searchable, hypertext listings of inbred strains of mice and inbred strains of rats.


The global clearinghouse for information on alternatives to animal testing.

Fund For the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments - Researching alternatives to animal use in research, testing and education.

3R Research Foundation Switzerland
The 3R Research Foundation provides funds for research projects to promote the development of 3R-Methods.

National Centre for 3Rs
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research provides a UK focus for the promotion, development and implementation of the 3Rs in animal research and testing.

Norwegian Inventory of Audiovisuals. NORINA is an English-language database containing information on over 3500 audiovisual aids that may be used as alternatives or supplements to the use of animals in teaching. The information in the database has been collected from 1991 until the present.

Animal Welfare Sites

Universities Federation for Animal Welfare Science in the Service of Animal Welfare.

Animal Welfare Information Centre
A Reference Source for the Recognition & Alleviation of Pain & Distress in Animals.

Training Resources

Digital Resources for Veterinary Trainers - Low cost digital images and videos available on CD-Rom for those involved in the training of research workers, veterinarians, and others who work with animals. The resources can be accessed directly from the CDs or can be removed and used in Powerpoint presentations or viewed individually.

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