Animal Care Standards and Procedures

Standard Unit Revised Policy Date Summary
Adding Project Personnel to a Protocol, Instructions for

Every individual who will have direct contact with live animals on any given protocol MUST be listed as project personnel on each protocol they will participate in.

Anesthetics and Analgesics, Veterinary Guidelines for

These guidelines provided information about methods of administration and dosage for anesthetics and analgesics.

Approved Rodent Sources

Procurement of animals from off-campus sources for use in research and teaching protocols requires advance approval from the DAR.

Chemical Review for Animal Users, Instructions for

The purpose of the chemical review is to verify that hazards related to the use of chemicals in animal studies have been identified, and procedures are in place to mitigate those hazards.

CO2 Euthanasia of Poultry and Young Swine, Guidelines for

The following procedures for euthanasia of poultry and swine with CO2 are recommended by AACUP.

Determining When IACUC Oversight Is Required for Research, Teaching, Demonstration, and Extension Activities Using Animals, Guidelines for

IACUC has established the following guidelines to clarify when animal activities require IACUC oversight and an IACUC approved protocol. Research or teaching activities using animals, on-campus or off-campus activities using animals, demonstrations, etc.

Euthanasia of Wildlife Species, Guidelines for

Methods for euthanasia of free-ranging wildlife which may need to be conducted, per DAR guidelines.

Fin Clipping, Guidelines for

Fin clipping is a common practice that serves many purposes for studies involving fish.

Genotyping Mice and Rats, Guidelines for

Obtaining tissue from a mouse or rat for DNA analysis by ear punch or tail biopsy is safe, effective and humane when preformed properly techniques.

Guidelines for Implementation of DAR Policy on Export of Laboratory Animals

The process for implementing the DAR policy regarding the export of laboratory animals.

Guidelines for Implementation of IACUC Policy on Import of Rodents

The process for implementing the IACUC policy regarding the import of rodents to campus.

Guidelines for Reducing Risks of Transfer of Disease in UIUC Swine Units

The three swineherds (Imported Swine Research Laboratory, Swine Research Center, and Veterinary Medicine Research Farm) owned by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provide resources for use in meeting the missions of research, teaching, and outreach for the entire campus.

Handwashing Techniques

Handwashing tips and procedures that are recommended.

Issuing Health Certificates for Animals Leaving Laboratory Animal Facilities, Guidelines on

Health certificates are required for many animal species when transporting them across state borders.

Preparation of the Surgical Site

Many methods are used to prepare skin for aseptic surgical procedures. AACUP at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recommends the following method.

Preventing Zoonotic Diseases

Personal hygiene, environmental maintenance, and herd/flock maintenance.

Rationale for Numbers of Animals

Federal law, policy and U.S. Government Principle III mandate that investigators use the minimum number of animals necessary to obtain valid results.

Recapping Needles at an Agricultural Animal Facility, Standard Operating Procedure for

This SOP pertains to those in agricultural facilities who use needles. Research shows that 80% of farmworkers have accidentally stuck themselves with a needle.

Rendering Carcasses, Instructions for

A list of unacceptable species and materials for rendering carcasses with National By-Products, Inc.

Reporting an Injury

In case of injury, however slight, while you are engaged in university work, report at once to your supervisor.

Reporting and Recording Agricultural Animal Use for College of Veterinary Medicine Resident Teaching Animals, Guidelines for

Animals housed at the Large Animal Clinic or the Veterinary Medicine Research Farm may be assigned to teaching protocols and used in laboratories for the training of veterinary students or technicians on clinical rotations, for demonstration, or for other instructional purposes.

Searches to Alternatives for Animal Use, Instructions for

The Animal Welfare Act Regulations, Section 2.31 and USDA (Policy #11 and #12 ) require that a written narrative be provided by the Principle Investigator (PI) to determine whether or not alternatives exist to procedures that may cause pain or distress in animals used for teaching or research.

Shipping Food and Food Ingredients from International Sources

Owners, operators, or agents in charge of domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States must register their facilities with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Standard Operating Procedures and Safety Measures for Temporary Use of Extension Cords in Animal Facilities

Discusses the safety issues of extension cords and best practices for use.

Submitting Animal Request Forms

Campus policy requires approval by DAR prior to procurement (vendor or transfer) of all species other than agricultural animals used in production units.

Veterinary Oversight for Animals Used in Research or Teaching, Guidelines for

Federal regulations require research institutions to ensure the attending veterinarian has appropriate authority to provide adequate veterinary care and oversight of other aspects of animal care and use.

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