Poaching, habitat loss and disease all threaten chimpanzee populations. Proposal to list chimpanzee as endangered.
AWIC WeblogThursday, June 13, 2013 - 14:41
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 14:47
APHIS seeks comments on revised structure for the National Animal Health Laboratory Network
Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 14:19
One Specific Lot of 1.2 oz. Size of Wardley Betta Fish Food Due to Possible Health Risk is being Voluntarily Recalled by Hartz Mountain Corporation.
Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:11
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Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:45
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Statement from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Regarding World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Upgrade of United States' BSE Risk StatusThursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:34
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made a statement about notification received today from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) upgrading the United States' risk classification for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) to negligible risk:
Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:19
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 15:29USDA.APHIS.Animal Care
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013--The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is continuing to move more swiftly and consistently to take enforcement action in response to animal welfare violations. As part of its effort to make its actions transparent and accessible to the public, APHIS is highlighting enforcement actions taken in response to violations of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and Horse Protection Act (HPA).
CPSC Issues Guidance on Assessment of Sensitizing Substances, Requests Comment on Proposed Update to FHSATuesday, April 23, 2013 - 13:49Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods
In a Federal Register notice published March 12, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced new guidance to clarify the definition of “strong sensitizer” as the term applies to substances and products regulated by the CPSC. The CPSC also issued a proposal to update the supplemental definition of “strong sensitizer” under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act (FHSA).
The CPSC guidance document is titled “Strong Sensitizer Guidance.” The CPSC issued the document to assist manufacturers of chemical products in understanding how the CPSC assesses whether such products might be strong sensitizers and thus require cautionary labeling under the FHSA. The document describes the types of data that the CPSC considers in making such a determination and available methods for generating such data. It notes that a determination that a particular product is a strong sensitizer must occur on a case-by-case basis and does not solely depend upon the presence of a strong sensitizer in the product.
The guidance document is available on the CPSC website at http://www.cpsc.gov/Global/Regulations-Laws-and-Standards/Regulated-Prod...
The CPSC proposal to update the definition of “strong sensitizer” under the FHSA would update the definitions for “sensitizer,” “significant potential for causing hypersensitivity,” “normal living tissue,” and “severity of reaction.” The goals of the updated definitions are to “eliminate redundancy, remove certain subjective factors, incorporate new and anticipated technology, rank the criteria for classification of strong sensitizers in order of importance, define criteria for ‘severity of reaction,’ and indicate that a weight-of-evidence approach will be used to determine the strength of the sensitizer.”
CPSC is accepting comments on the proposal through May 28, 2013. Instructions for submitting comments are included in the Federal Register notice announcing the proposal, which is available on the FDSys website at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-12/pdf/2013-05577.pdf or http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-03-12/html/2013-05577.htm.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 15:15United States Food & Drug Administration
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 15:13United States Food & Drug Administration
Friday, April 19, 2013 - 10:40DOI. U.S. Geological Survey.
The USGS makes finding the locations (and more) of U.S. species a lot easier with the new digital resource - BISON.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 15:28NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).
IACUC 101/301 Workshops will be held June 5-6 in St. Louis, MO.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:33USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
Tech Note: HPA: Questions and Answers about Iris Scan Technology.
Monday, April 22, 2013 - 12:33USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
Tech Note: AWA: Questions and Answers: APHIS Form 7060 Horse Protection Act.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 10:13USDA. APHIS. Animal Care.
Tech Note: AWA: Questions and Answers about Temperature and Humidity in Dog Kennels Page.
CIOMS and ICLAS release the new International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving AnimalsFriday, April 12, 2013 - 09:40International Council for Laboratory Animal Science
The 1985 International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals have been revised by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Council for International Organizations for Medical Science (CIOMS) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS).
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 - 10:14NIH. Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW).
Read more in the new OLAW Commentary in Lab Animal.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 11:47United States Food & Drug Administration
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 08:39United States Food and Drug Administration.
Holidays and chocolate seem to go together. For birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day and many other holidays — chocolate is everywhere. But, there is someplace chocolate should never be, and that’s in your dog. Chocolate is toxic to dogs and can kill them. And since a lot of the chocolate treats might be the kids’, make sure to pass along the message to them to never give chocolate to Rover.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 14:40Scaw.com
June 27th Rutgers University with presentations by OLAW, USDA and AAALAC.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:17ScienceDaily.com
The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University announced today that it was awarded a $9.25 million contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to further advance a blood-cleansing technology developed at the Institute with prior DARPA support, and help accelerate its translation to humans as a new type of sepsis therapy.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 07:53U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Zebrafish — so named for the speckled "stripes" along its side and originally found in the Ganges River in East India and Burma — have been making a splash in the world of scientific research for some time. In 2003, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ranked the torpedo-shaped fish the third most important experimental organism after rats and mice, and it's quickly gaining ground.
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 06:46Wired.co.uk
The University of Edinburgh has acquired a life-sized anatomical model of a horse, complete with latex intestines, that can be used to simulate the common and deadly condition of equine colic.
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 15:02Wired.co.uk
A 38-year-old Thai man has been arrested at a Bangkok airport trying to collect a large bag filled with some of the rarest tortoises in the world.
NTP Requests Information on Assays and Approaches for Neurotoxicity Screening -Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 18:02NTP
The National Toxicology Program (NTP) requests information on medium- or high-throughput technologies/assay systems, which allow for the batch screening of compounds (e.g., 25-50) in biochemical- or cell-based assays or alternative (non-rodent) animal models, that might be used to prioritize compounds for in vivo neurotoxicity testing.
The deadline for receipt of information is April 30. More information about the request for information was published April 1 in the Federal Register. The notice is available at:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-01/html/2013-07420.htm or http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-01/pdf/2013-07420.pdf
Monday, May 6, 2013 - 16:43UK’s National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
A new video resource added to the Procedures with Care website aims to help research workers apply best practice in aseptic surgical technique.