Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare

Marshall BioResources is dedicated to maintaining high standards of animal welfare. We greatly respect and appreciate the role our animals continue to play in the development of life saving discoveries, medicines and treatments for humans and animals alike. Therefore, we believe our animals deserve the best possible treatment and care we can provide.

Our US facilities are fully compliant with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Welfare Act and the Animal Welfare Regulations.

Our UK breeding facility is a designated establishment under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Amendment Regulations 2012 which is compliant with Directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 September 2010 on the Protection of Animals Used for Scientific Purposes (Directive 2010/63/EU).

In addition, our commitment to animal welfare is further exemplified by the fact that our US facilities remain fully accredited by AAALAC International. We have also established our own, fully compliant Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and we regularly review our Animal Care and Use Program to ensure we are serving our animals in the best possible ways.

Other standard practices include: behavioral wellbeing initiatives; toys, treats, playtime (for appropriate species, etc), daily welfare checks, following Federal and NIH guidelines, hiring employees that love animals, regular IACUC inspections, and unannounced USDA visits.