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IACUC Resources

Manual & Information for Graduate Students

UL Lafayette IACUC Procedures Manual

IACUC Information for UL Lafayette Graduate Students

Training

Training for Investigators and Animal Care Staff

Training for IACUC Members

Gentle Mouse Handling

Policies

UL Lafayette Animal Use Policy

Facility Inspection Policy

Reporting Concerns of Animal Use and Abuse

Policy on Separation by Species, Source, and Health Status

Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds in Laboratory Animals

Designated Member Review Following Full committee Review Policy

Handling Changes to an IACUC-reviewed and -approved Animal Procedure Statement

Regulatory Agencies & Regulations

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) upholds and enforces the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations and the USDA Animal Care Policies.  They maintain the USDA Animal Welfare Information Center where a wealth of information can be found, including searching for alternatives and the Rs, reduce, refine, replace.


The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) is the agency charged with enforcing the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals that regulates animal use that is funded by the PHS.  It also provides quarterly educational webinars

Reduce, Refine, Replace, Alternatives & Euthanasia

Reduce, refine and replace is our mantra when animals are used in research.  We search for alternatives that allow us to reduce the numbers of animals or procedures per animal; refine the techniques to reduce pain; and replace the animals, when possible, with less sentient animals, computer models, simulations or cell and tissue culture.  These references are provided to assist you with your experimental design and justifications as you complete your animal procedure statement.

Replacement, Reduction and Refinement by Flecknell

Guidelines for Pain and Distress in Laboratory Animals: Responsibilities, Recognition and Alleviation

Search for Alternatives

AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (2013)

Resources for Specific Animal Classes

Guidelines for Use of Wild Mammals in Research(2016 update)

Guidelines for the Use of Wild Birds in Research

Guidelines for the Use of Live Amphibians and Reptiles in Field Research

Guidelines for the use of Fishes in Research

Fish Sedation, Anesthesia, Analgesia and Euthanasia

Formulary for Laboratory Animals

This formulary information is provide to assist you with completing your animal procedure statement. Should you need more veterinary medical information, you are encouraged to email the Attending Vet, Dr. Dana Hasselschwert.

Abbreviations & Dose Estimation

Analgesics & Sedatives

Anesthetics

Anti-infectives

Parasiticides

Miscellaneous Drugs

Appendices & References