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This chapter covers the hazards associated with laboratory animal handling, mandatory and recommended control practices, the institutional structures that UNC-Chapel Hill has in place to assure animal welfare, and requirements for using hazardous agents in laboratory animals.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (the “University” or “UNC”) recognizes the importance of Assistance Animals for individuals with disabilities. The University is committed to providing equal access to its classrooms, research facilities, public spaces, and housing for all of its community members, including students, employees, and visitors.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all investigators and animal handlers on how to safely transport animals across UNC facilities and between UNC facilities and off campus sites.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers for the adoption process of companion animals at UNC when they are no longer appropriate for research or teaching purposes.
Projects involving administration of radionuclides to animals require information on specific arrangements for housing the animals during the project. Information required includes: The kind and number of animals to be used in the study (# per experiment + total # of experiments). The radionuclide to be administered per animal and how administered. The ultimate fate of the animal and suspected excretion rate of the radionuclide.