FASS Inc. published the third edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (FASS Ag Guide) in 2010. Effective January 1, 2016, full copyright was transferred to the American Dairy Science Association®, the American Society of Animal Science, and the Poultry Science Association.
The first edition was published in 1988, and the first revised edition was published in 1999. The FASS Ag Guide serves as a primary reference document for meeting the needs and requirements of agricultural animals utilized in research and teaching.
This third edition differs from the past editions in several meaningful ways. For the first time, the FASS Ag Guide is available online at no cost to readers. In addition, the full name of the FASS Ag Guide has changed. Previous editions were titled the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Agricultural Research and Teaching. The new edition drops the second use of the word agricultural in the title. Chapters have been added to address species handling and transportation and environmental enrichment strategies. The authors of the third edition included experts in each species and in animal care and use, including animal scientists, veterinarians, teachers, and engineers; all were chosen for their prominence in the many fields of the animal sciences so that the best available science could be applied to this revision. The FASS Ag Guide was subjected to peer review and public comment prior to release.
The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching is available for free download below (as a PDF).
Entire Ag Guide: