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Veterinary Studies - Curriculum




Animal Care


Animal Welfare Information Center:


Review of Regulations for Vertebrate Animals (UH-System site; authorization required)

  • includes:
    • lines of authority at UH and external institutions such as the USDA and Public Health Services
    • Animal Welfare Act (AWA), Animal Welfare Regulations Food Security Act
    • National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) oversees the Marine Mammal Protection Act
    • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
    • The University of Hawaii's policies (from the IACUC)
    • Protocols, including the value of:
      • Replacement - Substitute animal with non-animal methods
      • Reduction - Minimize the number of animals used
      • Refinement - Techniques to reduce pain and distress
    • Specific guidelines of animal care and use
    • Record information required for animal care and use



Other Resources



AVMA Guidelines for Euthanasia (PDF)


Laulima Master Course Sites (must log in and be authorized to access the sites)