LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport supports all aspects of teaching, testing and research that require the use of animals. The facility is operated in compliance with Public Law 89-544 (Animal Welfare Act.) and its amendments, Public Health Services Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (PHD Policy), and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.
The Animal Care and Use Program of the LSU Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, including the animal resource facility, is accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC). The facility is registered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the LSU System. And finally, this institution maintains a separate assurance with the office of Laboratory Welfare, National Institutes of Health.
This website is designed to assist in preparation of research proposals that utilize animals, provide essential information on the animal care program at this institution, and ensure the welfare of the research animals.