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Resources relating to Animal Care and Housing

  • Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals, (Robert J Young) 2003, ISBN 0 632 06407 2.UFAW/Blackwell Publishing
  • Housing for laboratory rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits (A. Hargreaves) 2000. ISBN 0 958621 3 5. ANZCCART Australia
  • Physiology and Behaviour of Animal Suffering, (Neville G Gregory) 1994 ISBN 0 632 06468 4. UFAW/Blackwell Publishing

Resources for Australian Animal Ethics Committee Members

Resources for Researchers and University Students

  • Useful Information about Experimental Design
    The aim of this web site is to help you to reduce the numbers of animals used in research by better choice of animals and better experimental design.
  • Animal Experimentation: A Student Guide to Balancing the Issues (V Monamy) 1996. ISBN 0 9586821 0 0. ANZCCART Australia
  • 8th edition of the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes Following extensive public consultation and review by a national working party made up of industry, government and animal welfare representatives, in 2013 the NHMRC released the 8th edition of the Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (The Code).
  • Euthanasia of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (ed. J Reilly) 2nd edition (2001). ISBN 0 9586821 4 3. ANZCCART Australia
  • From Guinea Pig to Computer Mouse: Alternative Methods for a Humane Education (2nd ed.) InterNICHE book . The groundbreaking publication is now available for free download as a pdf document. First published in 2003, with minor updates made in February 2006, the 520-page book provides full details of over 500 alternatives, including description, specification and source. It also offers background information on the diversity of alternative tools and approaches, a review of published studies that assess alternatives through learning performance, and an exploration of curricular design. Seven case studies written by university heads of department who have fully replaced harmful animal use describe the experience of developing and implementing best practice teaching methods. The book also provides links to over 600 further resources.
  • Australian Ethical Guidelines for students in laboratory classes using animals or animal tissues
  • New Zealand Ethical Guidelines for students in laboratory classes involving the use of animals or animal tissues Using animals or their tissues in laboratory classes is a privilege which brings with it responsibilities that go well beyond the need to avoid cruelty to the animals. This pamphlet gives some advice to help students and teachers meet these responsibilities and to help them gain maximum benefit from using animals in laboratory classes.