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IACUC Policies

Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) is committed to the principle stated in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals that “all who care for, use, or produce animals for research, testing, or teaching must assume responsibility for their well-being”.  The following policies support this philosophy by setting minimal standards for the use of vertebrate animals in these activities.  These policies conform to various federal laws, regulations and guidelines that have become accepted as standards for animal care and have been vetted and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and are supported by the Vice President for Research and Biotechnology who is the Institutional Official (IO) to whom the IACUC reports.

 

WesternU’s Institutional Veterinarian oversees the use of all vertebrate animals in research and teaching at the Pomona and Lebanon campuses and serves as the Attending Veterinarian (AV) for the Pomona campus.  The Lebanon campus has its own AV who reports to the Institutional Veterinarian who, in turn, reports to the IO.  The IACUC also reports to the IO.  The AVs for both campuses are voting members of the IACUC. 

Access

      2014-035 – Access to Protocols

      2014-036 – Access to Animal Use Areas

 

Acclimation

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

 

Adoption

      2014-008 – Laboratory and Teaching Animal Adoption

 

Adverse Events

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-031 – Adopted Standards for Animal Care

      2014-034 – Mistreatment of Animals

 

Analgesia

      2014-024 – Pain Management

      2014-025 – Survival Surgery on Laboratory Animals

      2014-028 – Genotyping Rodents

      2014-030 – Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin®)

      2014-033 – Non-Survival Surgery

      2014-050 – Controlled Substances

 

Anesthesia

      2014-002 – Surgical Record Keeping on USDA-Covered Species

      2014-018 – Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

      2014-024 – Pain Management

      2014-025 – Survival Surgery on Laboratory Animals

      2014-028 – Genotyping Rodents

      2014-030 – Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin®)

      2014-033 – Non-Survival Surgery

 

Animal Handling

      2014-008 – Laboratory and Teaching Animal Adoption

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-021 – Transport and Receipt of Laboratory Animals

      2014-027 – Methods of Animal Identification

      2014-031 – Adopted Standards for Animal Care

      2014-034 – Mistreatment of Animals

      2014-043 – Training

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

 

Animal Transport

      2014-021 – Transport and Receipt of Laboratory Animals

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

 

Antibodies

      2014-014 – Monoclonal Antibody Production

      2014-016 – Polyclonal Antibody Production

 

Aseptic Technique

      2014-047 – Sterile Materials

 

Autoclave

      2014-047 – Sterile Materials

 

Blood Collection

      2014-004 – Blood Collection

 

Collaborative Research

      2014-046 – Collaborative Research at other Institutions

 

Confidentiality

      2014-035 – Access to Protocols

      2014-036 – Access to Animal Use Areas

 

Controlled Substances

      2014-050 – Controlled Substances

 

Conflicts of Interest

      2014-041 – Conflicts of Interest

      2016-054 – Establishing a Quorum & Voting

 

Disease Management

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-011 – Disease Surveillance & Management

      2014-020 – Cage Labeling Requirements

      2014-045 – Personal Protective Equipment

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

 

Distress

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-018 – Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

      2014-024 – Pain Management

      2014-025 – Survival Surgery on Laboratory Animals

      2014-026 – Prolonged Physical Restraint of Unanesthetized Animals

      2014-030 – Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin®)

      2014-032 – Death as an Endpoint

      2014-033 – Non-Survival Surgery

      2014-037 – Food and Water Restriction

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

      2014-050 – Controlled Substances

Drug Formulary

2014-056 – Drug Formulary

Endpoint

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-017 – Tumors in Rodents

      2014-020 – Cage Labeling Requirements

      2014-032 – Death as an Endpoint

 

Enrichment

      2014-029 – Environmental Enrichment

 

Emergency

      2014-012 – Emergency Evacuation during Surgery or Anesthesia

 

Euthanasia

      2014-005 – Use of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) for Euthanasia      

      2014-012 – Emergency Evacuation during Surgery or Anesthesia

      2014-015 – Euthanasia

      2014-032 – Death as an Endpoint

      2014-050 – Controlled Substances

      2014-051  Disposal of Animal Carcasses

 

Food and Water Restriction

      2014-037 – Food and Water Restriction

 

Genotyping

      2014-028 – Genotyping Rodents

 

Housing

      2014-009 – Housing Laboratory Animals Outside Vivarium

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-031 – Adopted Standards for Animal Care

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

      2016-052 — Housing of Social Animals

 

Husbandry

      2014-009 – Housing Laboratory Animals Outside Vivarium

      2014-020 – Cage Labeling Requirements

      2014-029 – Environmental Enrichment

      2014-031 – Adopted Standards for Animal Care

      2014-037 – Food and Water Restriction

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

 

IACUC Membership

      2014-006 – Nonaffiliated IACUC Members

      2016-053 –Alternate IACUC Members

 

Identification

      2014-027 – Methods of Animal Identification

 

Infection

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-011 – Disease Surveillance & Management

      2014-044 – Authority of the Attending Veterinarian

      2014-045 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

 

Occupational Health

      2014-039 – Occupational Health and Safety Program

      2014-040 – Occupational Health and Safety Policy for Visitors

      2014-043 – Training

      2014-045 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Pain

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-018 – Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

      2014-024 – Pain Management

      2014-025 – Survival Surgery on Laboratory Animals

      2014-030 – Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin®)

      2014-033 – Non-Survival Surgery

      2014-050 – Controlled Substances

 

Pathology

      2014-044 – Authority of the Attending Veterinarian

 

Personal Protective Equipment

      2014-045 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Pharmaceuticals

      2014-001 – Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds, Compounded Mixtures or Expired Compounds or Materials

      2014-050 – Controlled Substances

 

 Photography

      2014-003 – Recording Devices

      2014-036 – Access to Animal Use Areas

 

 Post-Approval Monitoring

      2016-055 – Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM)

 

Protocols

      2014-010 – Adverse Event Reporting

      2014-013 – Principal Investigator Status & Protocol Submission

      2014-022 – Protocol Noncompliance

      2014-035 – Access to Protocols

      2014-038 – Holding Protocol

      2014-041 – Conflicts of Interest

      2014-042 – Protocol Submission, Review & Approval

      2014-046 – Collaborative Research at other Institutions

      2014-048 – Changes to Approved Protocols

 

Quarantine

      2014-049 – Acclimation and Quarantine

 

Quorum

      2016-054 – Establishing a Quorum & Voting

 

Recording

2014-003 – Recording Devices

2014-036 – Access to Animal Use Areas

 

Record Keeping

      2014-002 – Surgical Record Keeping on USDA-Covered Species

      2014-009 – Housing Laboratory Animals Outside Vivarium

 

Restraint

      2014-026 – Prolonged Physical Restraint of Unanesthetized Animals

 

Safety

      2014-039 – Occupational Health and Safety Program

      2014-040 – Occupational Health and Safety Policy for Visitors

      2014-045 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Security

      2014-036 – Access to Animal Use Areas

 

Sentinels

      2014-011 – Disease Surveillance & Management

 

Standards of Care

      2014-031 – Adopted Standards for Animal Care

 

Sterile Materials

      2014-047 – Sterile Materials

 

Surgery

      2014-002 – Surgical Record Keeping on USDA-Covered Species

      2014-004 – Blood Collection

      2014-012 – Emergency Evacuation during Surgery or Anesthesia

      2014-018 – Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents

      2014-023 – Multiple Survival Surgeries

      2014-024 – Pain Management

      2014-025 – Survival Surgery on Laboratory Animals

      2014-030 – Use of Tribromoethanol (Avertin®)

      2014-033 – Non-Survival Surgery

      2014-047 – Sterile Materials

 

Training

      2014-043 – Training

 

Tumors

      2014-017 – Tumors in Rodents

 

Voting

      2016-054 – Establishing a Quorum & Voting

 

Whistleblowers

      2014-007 – Whistleblower Policy

      2014-022 – Protocol Noncompliance

      2014-036 – Access to Animal Use Areas

 

Zebrafish

      2014-019 – Counting Zebrafish

 

Zoonoses

      2014-044 – Authority of the Attending Veterinarian

      2014-045 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

References: University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of California, San Diego; University of California, Los Angeles

last updated on 09/18/2017, ng