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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine the number of animals that are needed for an experiment?

Several web sites can be used to estimate the number of animals that are required.  One example, published by the University of Tennessee, is located here.  Another example can be found at the University of Connecticut. The University of Iowa offers several programs in the form of JAVA applets that can be used to estimate sample size.

How do I conduct literature searches regarding the use of animals?

Visits this web site, at the USDA, for more information: Alternatives and the Animal Welfare Act - Conducting Literature Searches Brochure

These websites are great sources for finding alternatives for the use of animals: ALTWEB, Animal Welfare Information Center, and Center for Animal Alternatives.

What are some other useful sources of information regarding animal welfare?Please note that following these links will redirect you away from the APSU IACUC website to the organizations site.

American Association for Laboratory Animal Science

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals