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Regulatory Compliance for Commercial Breeders of Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, or Rabbits: Introductory Course

These materials were developed by the Center for Food Security and Public Health in collaboration with USDA APHIS Animal Care to provide information about licensing and regulatory requirements for commercial guinea pig, hamster, or rabbit dealers.

The materials describe the prelicensing process and requirements for maintaining a license under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and regulations and best practices in animal care and husbandry for commercial facilities.

The materials consist of a series of PowerPoint presentations with speaker notes.
 

Presentation 1: Introduction to APHIS Animal Care and the Regulatory Process

         

Presentation 2: The Licensing Process

               

Presentation 3: Maintaining Your License

   

Presentation 4: Program of Veterinary Care

   

Presentation 5: Identification of Animals and Record Keeping

   

Presentation 6: Housing

   

Presentation 7: Husbandry Standards

   

Presentation 8: Transportation Requirements


Contact Information

For more information regarding this content, please contact Jeramy D. Higgins, Training Specialist, Center for Animal Welfare at Jeramy.D.Higgins@aphis.usda.gov.

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