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Animal Welfare Act and Alternatives to Painful Procedures

Animal Welfare Act

The Animal Welfare Act requires investigators to examine alternatives to procedures that may cause more than slight pain to the animals used and to provide a written narrative of the methods and sources used to determine the availability of these alternatives, including reductions, refinements and replacements. This page offers guidance through the process of searching for alternatives.

The reference librarians at the Health Sciences Library are available to help you formulate your search for the use of alternatives. We can also perform the search for you.  

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