University Policy

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

Table of Contents


Anesthesia & Analgesia

General Postoperative Analgesia Guidelines

University Standard for Administered Agents

University Standard for Preparation Storage and Use of Tribromoethanol

Disposal of Inhalational Anesthetics

Post-operative Care Guidelines

University Standard for Anesthetic Vaporizers

Forms & Supplemental Information

Anesthesia/Analgesia Drug Log Template

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

Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Procedure Record – Rodents

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

Analgesia and Anesthesia Formulary – Aquatic Species

Analgesia and Anesthesia Formulary – Mice

Analgesia and Anesthesia Formulary – Rats

Analgesia and Anesthesia Formulary – Other Species (Canine, Feline, Guinea Pig, Rabbit, Swine)

Pain and Distress Identification in Laboratory Animals

Pain Relief in Animals

Isoflurane Vaporizer Monitoring Log Template

Isoflurane Drop Method Log Template

UNC-CH Isoflurane SOP

Isoflurane Fact Sheet

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Antibody Production

University Standard for the Use of Adjuvents in Research

Custom Antibody Production

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Care & Welfare

University Standard for the Acclimation Period for Received Animals

Adoption of Companion Animals Policy

University Standard for Exercise and Socialization of Dogs

University Standard for Food-Water Restriction-Deprivation

PI Food or Water Restriction Card

University Standard for Humane Endpoints in Rodents

Monitoring Documentation & Record Keeping Guidelines

Paralytics Policy – Monitoring Animals which have received Neuromuscular Blocking Agents (NMB)

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns or Animal Protocol Non-compliance

Standard Operating Procedure for Reporting Sick Animals

Toxicology Protocols, Evaluation of

University Standard on Tumor Burden in Rodents

USDA Covered Species – Information for Investigators

Veterinary Care For Research Animals

Weight Loss in Animals

Forms & Supplemental Information

Body Condition Scoring – Canine

Body Condition Scoring – Feline

Body Condition Scoring – Mice

PI Husbandry Duties & Monitoring Check Sheet (AKA PI Feed & Water Check Sheet)

PI Husbandry Duties & Monitoring Check Sheet Template (AKA PI Feed & Water Check Sheet)

Investigator Health Monitoring

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Housing & Transportation

Animal Procedural Space Exception (APSE) Guidelines

University Standard for Animal Transport and Biosecurity

Animal Biosafety Level 2 SOP

Mouse Cage Density Policy

Rat Cage Density Policy

University Standard for Environmental Enrichment Program for Animals

Satellite Animal Facilities Guidelines and SOP

Disaster Plan for UNC Satellite Facilities

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

Single Housing Card

Forms & Supplemental Information

Mouse Cage Density Policy Lecture

Mouse Colony Management Lecture

No DLAM Cage Card Available?

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

Veterinary Care Contacts for UNC Satellite Facilities

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IACUC Protocol Information

University Standard for Amendments and Other Protocol Changes

University Standard for Exceptions

Grant Congruency

IACUC Meeting Dates

Personnel Section Updates

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Procedures & Services

University Standard for Aseptic Rodent Surgery

University Standard for Survival Surgeries for USDA Covered Species

University Standard for Rodent Blood Withdrawal and Tail Biopsy

Core Facilities Site

Guidelines for Use of Animal Core Facilities

University Standard for Mouse and Rat Euthanasia

Carbon Dioxide Euthanasia Posting

University Standard for Rodent Carcass Disposal

University Standard for Footpad Injection in Mice and Rats

Identification Methods for Rodents

University Standard for Survival Surgery in Amphibian Oocyte Harvest

Toe Clip Policy – Rodents

Forms & Supplemental Information

BRIC Project Proposal Form 

BRIC (UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center Core Facility)

FDA Approved Sterilants and High Level Disinfectants

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Supplemental Policies & Information

Institutional Policies

PI Responsibilities

Visiting Scholars – UNC Human Resources Policy

Regulatory Policies

Alternatives Search

USDA Animal Care Resource Guide Policies

USDA 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

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