Transport of Laboratory Animals
National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research.
Links, legislation information, and references relating to transporting laboratory animals.
Guidelines for the Transport of Laboratory Animals
Laboratory Animal Science Association. Transport Working Group.
Supplementary information for people transporting animals within or through the United Kingdom. The guidelines, published in 2005, set standards for minimizing stress, improving welfare, and ensuring that animals arrive in good health.
Overcoming the Challenges of Animal Transportation (PDF | 482 KB)
Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International.
This AAALAC International Connection article discusses some of the issues and concerns surrounding animal transportation and provides suggestions for facilitating effective and humane operations.
Live Animals Transportation by Air
International Air Transport Association.
Provides information on transporting pets and other animals by air. Includes information on the IATA Live Animal Regulations (LAR), available for purchase through the web site.
Guidelines for the Humane Transportation of Research Animals
National Research Council.
Meeting the regulatory and animal welfare requirements of research animals in transport can be a complex task. This report recommends best practices for the care of animals in transit including species specific recommendations, thermal requirements, space requirements, and more.