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The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is celebrating Animal Health Week from October 3-9, 2021.


The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is very pleased to welcome the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council (NFAHWC), who joins the CCAC as its 23rd member organization.

Cover of the CCAC Guidelines on Amphibians

This guidelines document, along with its associated frequently asked questions, addresses conditions normally present in laboratories housing amphibians.

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The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is seeking volunteer experts to review the CCAC guidelines on: euthanasia of animals used in science (2010).

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The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia has recently launched a grants program to support research into the Three Rs with total funds of AUD$250,000 available.

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The Animal Welfare Institute is accepting applications for refinement grants to improve the welfare of animals in research.

Diagram of Pentobarbital chemical composition

Health Canada has announced a global shortage of pentobarbital sodium, the active ingredient used in most euthanasia products for animals.

Dr. Marc Avey

The Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Marc T. Avey as Director of Standards.