Revised on
11/30/15 09:57am

USDA covered species

USDA REPORT October 1, 2010 – September 30, 2011

USDA covered species (includes but not limited to):

  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Ferrets
  • Gerbils
  • Opossums
  • Guinea pigs
  • Nonhuman Primates
  • Hamsters
  • Rabbits
  • Wild mammals (including wild rodents)
  • Horses
  • Cattle, sheep, goats and other (mammalian) livestock - UNLESS they are used solely in research or teaching related to improving animal nutrition, breeding, management, or production efficiency, or for improving the quality of food and fiber (agricultural research)

Further explanations:

DO count-

  • Field study animals that were euthanized, animals housed for greater than 12 hours, or used in invasive procedures (i.e., surgical implantation of transmitters, surgical biopsies)
  • Marine mammals off the US coast
  • Any horse used to teach VM classes
  • Animals that have been bred or acquired but not yet used

DO NOT count-

  • Client owned animals
  • Field study animals used for tag and release studies only (i.e., weight/length measurements, blood sampling, tattooing, ear tagging, applying radio collars)
  • Animals which were used outside of the US
  • Laboratory Mice and Rats