Mammals

Guidelines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the Use of Wild Mammals in Research and Education

Published in the Journal of Mammalogy in 2016 by Robert S. Sikes and the Animal Care and Use Committee of the American Society of Mammalogists.

Guidlines of the American Society of Mammalogists for the Use of Wilde Mammals in Research and Education are general guidelines for use of wild mammal species (updated from earlier versions approved by the American Society of Mammalogists (ASM) and expanded to include additional resources). Included are details on marking, housing, trapping, and collecting mammals. These guidelines cover current professional techniques and regulations involving mammals used in research. Institutional animal care and use committees, regulatory agencies, and investigators should review and approve procedures concerning use of vertebrates at any particular insitution. These guidelines were prepared and approved by the ASM, whose collective expertise provides a broad and comprehensive understanding of the biology of nondomesticated mammals in their natural environments.