Manual & Information
UL Lafayette IACUC Procedures Manual
IRBManager start a new IACUC application
IRBManager create an addendum or new project from approved APS
IRBManager monitor review process
IACUC Information for UL Lafayette Graduate Students
Free Power Analysis & Sample Size Software
Training for Investigators and Animal Care Staff
See manual above
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
PHS Policy requires institutions to utilize the principles and practices described in the Guide for the Care an Use of Laboratory Animals (the Guide). This can be read online or a PDF can be downloaded.
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
AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia (2020)
Administration of Substances to Laboratory Animals: Routes of Administration and Factors to Consider (2011)
Recommended Animal Care and Use Procedures from NIH
Recognition and Alleviation of Pain in Laboratory Animals
Resources for Specific Animal Classes
Guidelines for the Care and Use of Mammals in Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
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.
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