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This project was supported by the National Center for Research Resources, National Institutes of Health (Grant R24 RR04523-02); American Veterinary Medical Association; Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Grants 12-34-93-0090-IA and 12-34-61-001-GR); Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration and Animal Welfare Information Service, National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Combined Grant 59-32U4-7-125); Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges; Charles River Laboratories, Inc.; and E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. The views, opinions, and findings contained in this report are those of the committee and should not be construed as an official position, policy, or decision of the sponsoring organizations unless so designated by other documentation.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Recognition and alleviation of pain and distress in laboratory animals /Committee on Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animal, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-04275-5

1. Laboratory animals—Diseases. 2. Pain in animals. 3. Laboratory animals—Effect of stress on. 4. Animal welfare. I. Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (U.S.). Committee on Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals.

[DNLM: 1. Animals, Laboratory. 2. Animal Welfare. 3. Pain— prevention & control 4. Stress—veterinary. QY 54 R311]

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