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Animal Care and Use

Policies and Guidelines

Policies

In order to ensure consistency and quality in the conduct of an organization’s people and activities, policies are not only established to provide limits for certain activities, but also to explain why those restrictions exist for those particular activities. Because federal, state or institutional regulations and guidance documents are the primary reason for any limitations on an activity, these documents should be strictly adhered to; however, the interpretation of the more general policies can allow some flexibility in the actions of the applicable parties.

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Policies

Last Revised
General Animal Care and Use Program 8/20/2014
NEW
Animal Occupational Health and Safety Program 5/6/2014
NEW
Media Recordings of Institutionally Owned Animals 5/14/2014
NEW
Principal Investigator Responsibilities 8/20/2014
NEW
Record Disposition 6/11/2014
NEW
ACUC Functions IACUC Membership 6/9/2014
NEW
Policy and Procedures on Protocol Review 9/10/2014
NEW
Training and Education 5/2/2014
NEW
Special Considerations and Exceptions Fasting Animals, Special/Regulated Diets/Water/Housing Policy 8/24/2012
Multiple Partial Ovariectomies in Xenopus (MPOX) 8/24/2012
Introduction of Biologicals and Compounds Testing Biologicals Used in Laboratory Rodents 8/24/2012
Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds 9/21/2012
Animal Facilities Admission of Visitors to Animal Facilities 5/2/2014
NEW
Food, Beverage and Smoking Policy in Animal Facilities 9/21/2012
Other Change in Animal Ownership 10/10/2012

Guidelines

Guidelines provide specific advice on how to go about completing an activity, acceptable methods to remain compliant with regulations, or even what to expect during institution’s mandated activities. The overarching purpose of guidelines is to clarify how policies are implemented.

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Guidelines

Last Revised
General Post-Approval Monitoring Guidelines 3/26/2014
NEW
Reporting Suspected Deficiencies in Animal Care or Treatment 7/31/2012
Writing the Animal Use Protocol Justification of Animal Numbers 5/7/2012
Literature Searches for Alternatives 11/14/2012
Common Procedures Antemortem Tissue Collection for Genotyping/Identification 8/24/2012
Blood Collection Techniques and Limits 10/8/2012
Dosing Techniques and Limits 7/23/2012
Guidelines for the Production of Antibodies in Laboratory Animals 1/6/2014
Guidelines for the Use of Rodents in Experimental Neoplasia 9/11/2012
Physical Restraint of Unanesthetized Animals 10/23/2013
Surgery Guidelines for Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals 9/11/2012
Guidelines for Surgical Procedures 9/18/2012
Recordkeeping Guidelines for Surgical Procedures on Laboratory Animals 9/18/2012
Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Drugs in Anesthetized Animals 10/24/2013
Animal Transportation and Quarantine Animal Transportation 8/22/2012
Quarantine Guidelines 7/23/2012
Animal Housing and Breeding Aquatic Frog Housing Density Guidelines 6/18/2012
Best Practices for Mouse Breeding 9/30/2013
Environmental Enrichment Plan 9/12/2012
Guidance on Exceptions Regarding Housing or Husbandry of Laboratory Animals 11/14/2012
Investigator Care of Vertebrate Animals 9/11/2013
Investigators who Manage Mouse Breeding Programs 8/21/2013
OLAC Care of Vertebrate Animals 9/11/2013
Rat Housing Guidelines 9/10/2012
Euthanasia Euthanasia Guidelines 12/11/2013