The International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) has developed international guidelines on the care, training, and welfare requirements for animal-assisted interventions.
These guidelines provide best practice guidance for meeting the care, training, and welfare requirements of animals involved in animal-assisted interventions. They are based on a review of the evidence of current best practices and research and were developed by an international task force of IAHAIO members and individual experts and relevant organizations working between 2018 and 2021.
The guidelines for farm animals involved in animal-assisted interventions can be downloaded from here.
The guidelines for small animals in animal-assisted interventions can be downloaded from here.