Shelter Derived Animal Use for Research and Teaching
Colorado State University
College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Prohibition Against Use of Shelter-Derived Animals for Research or Teaching
Effective January, 2005 and Revised March, 2006
In selecting sources from which to purchase animals to be used in research and teaching, the CVMBS strives to patronize only those suppliers who maintain the highest standards of animal care. Examples of preferred animal sources for teaching and research include:
- Animals typically available through well-established, federally licensed and regulated sources of purpose-bred and raised animals for teaching and research are used exclusively for species such as dogs and cats.
- Animals typically available through an established commercial agricultural market, such as cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, goats and rabbits, are procured through those markets or directly by contractual arrangement from farms where these animals are bred and raised exclusively for sale on the commercial market.