UNIVERSITY POLICY On the Care and Use of Vertebrate Animals for Research, Training, and Teaching Purposes


Anesthesia & Analgesia Standards:

University Standard for Pain Identification and Post-Operative Analgesia

University Standard for Administered Agents

University Standard for Preparation, Storage, and Use of Tribromoethanol

—Inhalational Anesthetics—

University Standard for Anesthetic Vaporizers

University Standard for Inhalational Anesthesia/Euthanasia (Drop Method)

Anesthesia & Analgesia Guidance/Templates:

IACUC Anesthetized Procedure SOP for Rats and Mice – For all researchers performing survival and non-survival procedures

Post-Procedure Monitoring & Analgesia Card – *NEW REQUIRED CARD*

Anesthesia/Analgesia Drug Log Template

Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Procedure Record – Rodents

DCM Veterinarian Recommended Formularies and Regimens

Pain Relief in Animals

—Inhalational Anesthetics—

Disposal of Inhalational Anesthetics

Isoflurane Vaporizer Monitoring Log Template

Isoflurane Drop Method Log Template

UNC-CH Isoflurane SOP (EHS)

Isoflurane Fact Sheet (EHS)

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Care & Welfare Standards:

University Standard for the Acclimation Period for Received Animals Transfers/Shipments

University Standard for Adoption of Companion Animals

University Standard for Documentation of “Monthly Principal Investigator (PI) Check Sheet”

University Standard for Food and/or Water Restriction and/or Deprivation

University Standard for Humane Endpoints in Rodents

University Standard for Animal Monitoring and Record Keeping

University Standard for Monitoring Animals on Neuromuscular Blocking Agents (NMB)

University Standard for Reporting and Veterinary Care for Research Animals

University Standard on Tumor Production and Cancer Research in Mice and Rats

University Standard for Weight Loss in Research Animals

Care & Welfare Guidance/Templates:

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns or Animal Protocol Noncompliance

Toxicology Protocol Evaluations

Body Condition Scoring – Mice

Body Condition Scoring – Guinea Pig

Body Condition Scoring – Rabbit

Body Condition Scoring – Swine

Investigator Health Monitoring

Needle Safety in Animal Studies Posting

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Housing & Transportation Standards:

University Standard for Animal Procedural Space Exception

University Standard for Animal Transport and Biosecurity

University Standard for Mouse Cage Density

University Standard for Rat Cage Density

University Standard for Environmental Enrichment for Animals

University Standard for Satellite Facilities

University Standard for Social Housing of Research Animals (Terrestrial and Aquatic)

Housing & Transportation Guidance/Templates:

Animal Biosafety Level 2 SOP

Mouse Cage Density Lecture

Mouse Colony Management Lecture

No DLAM Cage Card Available?

Satellite Disaster Plan Section F – Specifics to be Submitted for IACUC File

Adverse Weather and Reduced Operations

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IACUC Protocol Information Standards:

University Standard for Amendments and Other Protocol Changes

University Standard for Exceptions

IACUC Protocol Information Guidance/Templates:

Grant Congruency

IACUC Meeting Dates

Personnel Section Updates

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Procedures & Services Standards:

University Standard for Rodent Survival Surgery

University Standard for Survival Surgeries for USDA-Covered Species

University Standard for Rodent Blood Withdrawal and Tail Biopsy

University Standard for Rat and Mouse Euthanasia

University Standard for Disposal of Rodent Carcasses

University Standard for Foot Pad Injection in Mice and Rats

University Standard for Rodent Identification

University Standard for Survival Surgery in Amphibian Oocyte Harvest

University Standard for the Use of Adjuvants for Antibody Production

Procedures & Services Guidance/Templates:

Core Facilities Site

Guidelines for Use of Animal Core Facilities

BRIC Project Proposal Form 

BRIC (UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center Core Facility)

FDA Approved Sterilants and High Level Disinfectants

Custom Antibody Production

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Supplemental Policies & Information:

Institutional Policies:

P.I. Responsibilities

Visiting Scholars – UNC Human Resources Policy

Regulatory Policies:

UNC Libraries: Alternatives Search

USDA Animal Care Resource Guide Policies

University Standard for Assignment of Animals into Pain Categories

USDA Animal Care Resource Guide Policies

Commonly Referenced Policies:

Controlled Substance – Federal Policy:

Attaining Proper DEA Licensing and Maintenance of Controlled Substances in Researcher Laboratories

Drug Enforcement Administration – Office of Diversion Control

Anesthesia/Analgesia Drug Log Template

Section 1304.22 – PDF document for referencing

Section 1304.22 Records for manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, researchers, importers, and exporters

Chemical Hazards:

Common Chemical Hazards

Handling Animals Dosed with Chemical Hazards

Pharmaceutical and Veterinary Compounds:

Application for a State DEA license (DHHS 225)

Disposal of Pharmaceutical Compounds

Contact EHS to dispose of expired or unused pharmaceutical containers.

Example of completed log

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