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.
These guidelines provided information about methods of administration and dosage for anesthetics and analgesics.
Procurement of animals from off-campus sources for use in research and teaching protocols requires advance approval from the DAR.
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.
The following procedures for euthanasia of poultry and swine with CO2 are recommended by AACUP.
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.
Methods for euthanasia of free-ranging wildlife which may need to be conducted, per DAR guidelines.
Fin clipping is a common practice that serves many purposes for studies involving fish.
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.
The process for implementing the DAR policy regarding the export of laboratory animals.
The process for implementing the IACUC policy regarding the import of rodents to campus.
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 tips and procedures that are recommended.
Health certificates are required for many animal species when transporting them across state borders.
Many methods are used to prepare skin for aseptic surgical procedures. AACUP at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign recommends the following method.
Personal hygiene, environmental maintenance, and herd/flock maintenance.
Federal law, policy and U.S. Government Principle III mandate that investigators use the minimum number of animals necessary to obtain valid results.
This SOP pertains to those in agricultural facilities who use needles. Research shows that 80% of farmworkers have accidentally stuck themselves with a needle.
A list of unacceptable species and materials for rendering carcasses with National By-Products, Inc.
In case of injury, however slight, while you are engaged in university work, report at once to your supervisor.
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.
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.
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.
Discusses the safety issues of extension cords and best practices for use.
Campus policy requires approval by DAR prior to procurement (vendor or transfer) of all species other than agricultural animals used in production units.
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.