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The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers for managing potential weight loss that may occur due to experimental variables or conditions that could interfere with eating and / or drinking (e.g. difficulty with ambulation).
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers utilizing adjuvants for antibody production with a special emphasis on Freund ’s adjuvant. This standard is adopted from National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Animal Care and Use’s (OACU) Guide.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers for requirements for humane endpoints for mice and rats in cancer studies.
This document serves to describe the University’s Standards for creating and maintaining aseptic conditions during survival procedures in USDA covered species, while also providing a standard for the pre and post-operative management.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers for the establishment and maintenance of a Satellite Animal Facility.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers to ensure that sick animals are identified and adequate veterinary care is provided to all animals utilized in our research program.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers for the euthanasia of rodents. Performing euthanasia correctly is an ethical imperative. Proper euthanasia minimizes pain/distress and reliably causes death. This document does not contain details for conduct of certain procedures.
This document is intended to provide uniform guidance to researchers in the preparation, storage and use of Tribromoethanol.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers regarding identification of pain in animals and appropriate analgesia for post-operative and Pain Category D procedures to prevent pain.
This document is intended to ensure sufficient space for mice with litters that will allow pups to develop to weaning without detrimental effects, and to house adult mice in space that is sufficient for their needs. This Standard is a blend of the requirements in the 8th edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the long-standing, performance-based UNC policy.
The purpose of this standard is to ensure that any proposed neuromuscular blocking drugs are properly utilized in conjunction with appropriate analgesics and anesthetics and users are aware of autonomic nervous system changes that can be indicator of pain related to an inadequate depth of anesthesia.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers regarding the humane endpoints for laboratory rodents utilized in research, teching, or testing.
The standards and procedures described in this document describe the requirements to all researchers and animal handlers for experimental procedures that utilize either dietary restriction or deprivation schedules. It does not, however, address fasting procedures used prior to anesthesia or surgery, veterinary recommendations for the care of an animal, or specialized diets which do not entail caloric restriction.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers for the exercise and socialization of canines at UNC-Chapel Hill according to current Animal Welfare Act Regulations (AWA) and "Guide" recommendations.
The standards and procedures described in this document provide guidance to all researchers and animal handlers on submitting requests for exceptions to federal and institutional Standards in place for the humane care and use of animals used in teaching and research at UNC-Chapel Hill.