Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin


The Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin (formerly Newsletter) is distributed free of charge by the National Agricultural Library (NAL). The Bulletin provides information on animal welfare to investigators, technicians, administrators, exhibitors, and the public. Mention of commercial enterprises or brand names does not constitute endorsement or imply preference by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Articles appearing in this newsletter do not necessarily represent positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or any agency thereof.

NOTE: Many of the issues contain hypertext links to authors and organizations mentioned in the documents. While the links were active at time of publication, they may not be current now.



Vol. 13 No. 3, Summer 2008 (PDF | 2.5 MB)

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Vol. 13 No. 3, Summer 2008
Use of Databases, Information Centers and Guidelines When Planning Animal Research, Congressional Activity, Equine Welfare Issues, Farm Bill Update, Military Working Dogs, 3Rs News, USDA News, Humane Endpoints, Poultry Welfare Issues, Dogfighting Investigation, AWIC Workshops, Meetings, Conferences, New on the Web, and New Publications.


Vol. 13 No. 1-2, Summer 2007 (PDF | 8.7 MB)

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Vol. 13 No. 1-2, Summer 2007
Retrieval approaches for alternative methods, Farm Animal Stewardship Act, Animal Fighting Bill, comparison between the American "Animal Welfare Act" and the German "Law on Protecting Animals", alternatives news, meetings and workshops, new information resources, USDA and ARS news, international news, USDA and AWIC publications.


Vol. 12 No. 3-4, Summer 2006 (PDF | 4.5 MB)

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Vol. 12 No. 3-4, Summer 2006
Searching bibliographic databases for alternatives, trauma training search example, 3Rs from the United Kingdom, lancet offers painless bleeding, ECLAM/ESLAV refinement grant, egg producers and molting, Animal Welfare Institute materials, European Union welfare quality.


Vol. 12 No. 1-2, Summer 2004 (PDF | 3.05 MB)

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 12 No. 1-2, Summer 2004
Development of an environmental enrichment program utilizing simple strategies, transgenics and welfare, water and food restriction, animals feel pain, traveling with animals, UFAW materials and CAAT course, ARS and animal welfare research, livestock in disasters, international news, live animal regulations.


Vol. 11 No. 3-4, Spring 2002

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 11 No. 3-4, Spring 2002
Guidelines for police officers responding to emergency animal incidents, tail docking dairy cattle, Emergency Animal Relief Program, pig liver cell line, changes in the Animal Welfare Act and Farm Bill, APHIS News, OLAW Guidebook, Pain Management Database.


Vol. 11 No. 1-2, Summer 2000

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 11 No. 1-2, Summer 2000
Disaster planning for research and laboratory animal facilities, alternatives to animal testing, HSUS Humane Education Loan Program, foundation funding for refinements in animal research.


Vol. 10 No. 3-4, Winter 1999/2000

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 10 No. 3-4, Winter 1999/2000
Triple A approach to animal welfare, aquaculture and animal welfare, HSUS Pain Initiative, alternative methods databases on the web.


Vol. 10 No. 1-2, Summer 1999

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 10 No. 1-2, Summer 1999
Wildlife research and the IACUC, how USDA veterinary medical officers evaluate research training programs, PMU Ranching Regulation, on-line databases.


Vol. 9 No. 3-4, Spring 1999

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Vol. 9 No. 3-4, Spring 1999
Environmental enrichment for laboratory mice, Year 2000 impact on biomedical research, animal welfare issues in swine, understanding USDA APHIS/Animal Care Policy 12.


Vol. 9 No. 1-2, Fall 1998

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Vol. 9 No. 1-2, Fall 1998
Handling of crippled and nonambulatory livestock, animal welfare dairy issues, virtual surgery in veterinary medicine, animal care/safeguarding the welfare of America's animals, IACUC's and the world wide web, adjuvant selection system.


Vol. 8 No. 3-4, Winter 1997/1998

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 8 No. 3-4, Winter 1997/1998
Alternatives to ascites production of monoclonal antibodies, alternative model for pain research, group housing for hamsters, reducing animal use in the U.S. Army, assessment and alleviation of post-operative pain.


Vol. 8 No. 2, Summer 1997

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Vol. 8 No. 2, Summer 1997
database, lighting conditions for laboratory monkeys, environmental enrichment and mice, keywords and the alternatives search.


Vol. 8 No. 1, Spring 1997

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin, Vol. 8 No. 1, Spring 1997
30 years of the Animal Welfare Act, alternative diabetes models, 10-year history of AWIC.


Vol. 7 No. 3-4, Winter 1996/1997

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 7 No. 3-4, Winter 1996/1997
Adoption of research animals, enrichment for calves and pigs, primate enrichment


Vol. 7 No. 2, Summer 1996

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 7 No. 2, Summer 1996
Review of Animal Welfare Enforcement Report Data, Federal policies and service animals.


Vol. 7 No. 1, Spring 1996

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 7 No. 1, Spring 1996
The IACUC process, reducing animal numbers, alternatives in industrial practices, pair-housing macaques, U.S. and Europe cage requirement comparisons.


Vol. 6 No. 2-4, Winter 1995/1996

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 6 No. 2-4, Winter 1995/1996
Laboratory animals in space, the librarian and the IACUC, computer simulations and biomedical research, improved efficiency of lean gain in mice, zoos and Americans with Disabilities Act.


Vol. 6 No. 1, Spring 1995

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 6 No. 1, Spring 1995
Social housing rhesus macaques, experimental endpoints.


Vol. 5 No. 4, Winter 1994/1995

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 4, Winter 1994/1995
Animal protectionists on IACUCs, wolf-dog hybrids.


Vol. 5 No. 3, Fall 1994

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 3, Fall 1994
Spatially-enhanced rat housing, vocalizations and psychological wellbeing, Fedworld.


Vol. 5 No. 2, Summer 1994

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 2, Summer 1994
Validation of in vitro methods, the cotton rat, marine mammal welfare.


Vol. 5 No. 1, Spring 1994

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 5 No. 1, Spring 1994
Welfare considerations for farm animals, recognition of pain in farm animals, large animal anesthesia, post-operative care and analgesia, USDA and farm animal standards.


Vol. 4 No. 4, October-December 1993

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 4 No. 4, October-December 1993
Behavioral management techniques to reduce abnormal behavior, preparing the farm for disasters, surgery in rodents.


Vol. 4 No. 3, July-September 1993

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 4 No. 3, July-September 1993
Environmental enrichment for marmosets and tamarins, alternatives in laser surgery training.


Vol. 4 No. 2, April-June 1993

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 4 No. 2, April-June 1993
Personnel emotion and animal research, aseptic surgery in rodents, FDA policy on animal use in product testing.


Vol. 4 No. 1, January-March 1993

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Animal Welfare Information Center Bulletin Vol. 4 No. 1, January-March 1993
Science of animal well-being, animal training and welfare.


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