The following links provide guidance on federal regulations governing the use of animals in research and teaching activities:
- EKU IACUC Handbook
- EKU IACUC Disaster Plan
- EKU Rodent Surgery Guide
- EKU Environmetal Enrichment Guide
- EKU IACUC Evaluation and Investigation of Alleged Noncompliance
- The Animal Welfare Act
- The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
- Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
- Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook
- United States Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research, and Training
- United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Information Center
- Report of the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia (2007)
Current animal care and use guidelines for studies involving specific animal groups:
- Sikes et al. 2011. Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for use of wild mammals in research. Journal of Mammalogy 92:235-253.
- Pough, F.H. 1992. Recommendations for the care of amphibians and reptiles in academic institutions. Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources. 33 (4):S5-S21.
- American Ornithologists' Union: Guidelines to the Use of Wild Birds in Research
- American Society of Mammalogists: Guidelines for the Capture, Handling, and Care of Mammals
- Report of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine on Rodent Euthanasia (2005)
- Guidelines for Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field and Laboratory Research (2004)
- Guidelines for the Use of Fishes in Field Research (1998)
- A. Kelt et al. 2010. Updated guidelines for protection of mammalogists and wildlife researchers from hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS). Journal of Mammalogy 91:1524-1527.