Panel gives ARS animal care advice

Panel gives ARS animal care advice

Phase 2 of ARS review recommends ways to improve research animal care oversight.

THE second phase of a review of animal welfare and care policies for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) found no evidence of poor animal handling or abuse, but it did recommend establishing more defined guidelines for the oversight committees and attending veterinarians.

The ARS — Animal Handling & Welfare Review Panel visited five ARS research sites in the aftermath of a scathing New York Times repo

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