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2) Storage Facilities/Vermin Control. 3) Quality Control Procedures. d. Miscellaneous Animal Care and Use Equipment. 1) Motorized Vehicles



I. Introduction

    A. Name of Programme Unit

    B. Overview and Purpose

    C. Description of the Organization (Attach organizational chart plus any support

    comments needed)

    D. Key Institutional Representatives

    E. Accreditation History

    F. Nature of Research, Testing, and Teaching Programmes

    G. Research Funding Source(s)

     H. Summary of Facilities

    I. Other Units not Included in This Description

    J. Contract Facilities

    K. Other Relevant Background

II. Description

     A. Institutional Policies and Responsibilities

     1. Monitoring the Care and Use of Animals

     a. Body/bodies for programmatic oversight

     1) Who appoints the Body (when institutional)/who is Institutional

    Official/License Holder

     2) Composition/Frequency of Meetings/Responsibilities of the


     3) Frequency of oversight processes by the Body

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     4) Responses to Inspection Reports by Competent Authorities

     5) Other Monitoring Procedures

     b. Animal Care and Use Protocol Review and Approval

     c. Physical Restraint

     d. Multiple Major Surgical Procedures

     e. Food or Fluid Restriction

     2. Veterinary Care

     3. Personnel Qualifications and Training

     a. Animal Resource Professional/Management/Supervisory


     b. Animal Care Personnel

     c. Research Staff

     4. Occupational Health and Safety of Personnel

     a. Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

     b. Personnel Training

     1) Description of Special Qualifications and Training for Work

     With Hazardous Agents in Animals

     2) Description of Educational Programmes

     c. Personal Hygiene and Protection

     1) Personal Protective Equipment/Work Clothing Provided

     2) Shower/Change Facilities

     3) Eating, Drinking, and Smoking Policies

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     d. Medical Evaluation and Preventive Medicine for Personnel

     1) Description of Programme; Personnel Included

     2) Aspects Relating to Hazardous Agents

     3) Special Precautions for Primate Users

     e. Animal Experimentation Involving Hazards

     1) Description of Institutional Policies

     2) Description of Oversight Process and Husbandry Practices

     3) Containment of Hazardous Agents

     4) Scavenging of Anaesthetic Gases

     5) List of Approved Hazardous Agents

     a) Biologic Agents

     b) Chemical Agents

     c) Physical Agents

     f. Facilities, Procedures, and Monitoring

     1) Description of Requirements for Showers and Change


     2) Description of Procedures that Reduce Potential for Injury

     3) Description of Special Facilities

     4) Description of Housing and Care for Animals Exposed to

     Hazardous Agents

     B. Animal Environment, Housing, and Management

     1. Physical Environment

     a. Housing

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     1) Primary Enclosures

     2) Sheltered or Outdoor Housing

     3) Naturalistic Environments

     b. Animal Space Provisions

     1) Description of Sources/Process for Determining Cage/Pen


     2) Description of Exceptions to European Recommendations

    (Appendix A to ETS 123) and applicable legislation (e.g.

    Directive 86/609/EEC and national legislation)

     c. Temperature and Humidity

     d. Ventilation

     e. Illumination

     f. Noise

     2. Behavioural Management

     a. Structural Environment

     b. Social Environment

     c. Activity

     3. Husbandry

     a. Food

     1) Type and Source

     2) Storage Facilities of Vendors

     3) Storage in Animal Facilities

     4) Storage in Animal Rooms

     5) Food Preparation Areas

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     6) How Food is Provided

     7) Quality Control Procedures

     b. Water

     1) Source, Treatment and How Provided

     2) Quality Control Methods

     c. Bedding

     1) Type, How Used, and How Selected

     2) Storage Facilities/Vermin Control

     3) Quality Control Procedures

     d. Miscellaneous Animal Care and Use Equipment

     1) Motorized Vehicles

     2) Other Equipment

     e. Sanitation

     1) Bedding Change

     a) Frequency of Contact and Non-Contact Bedding


     b) Exceptions to Guide (or applicable Regulations)

     Recommended Frequencies

     c) Location Where Soiled Bedding is Removed

     2) Cleaning and Disinfection of Primary Enclosures

     a) Washing/Sanitizing Frequency For:

     i. Solid Bottom Cages

     ii. Suspended Wire Bottom/Slotted Floors

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     iii. Cage Tops

     iv. Cage Racks and Shelves

     v. Cage Pans Under Suspended Cages

     vi. Playpens, Floor Pens, Stalls, etc.

     vii. Yards/Outdoor Paddocks

     b) Cage Washing/Sanitizing Procedures

     c) Cleaning/Sanitizing Agents Used

     d) Exceptions to Guide (or applicable Regulations)

     Recommended Sanitation Intervals

     3) Cleaning and Disinfection of Secondary Enclosures

     a) Animal Room Cleaning Frequency, Procedures,

     Methods and Agents

     b) Corridor and Support Area Cleaning

     c) Implements

     d) Separation of Cleaning Implements By Room

     4) Sanitation of Cage Equipment

     a) Procedures and Frequency for Feeders

     b) Procedures and Frequency for Watering Devices

     c) Procedures and Frequency for Enrichment Devices

     5) Sanitation of Transport Cages, Equipment, and Vehicles

     6) How Effectiveness of Cage Sanitation is Monitored

     f. Waste Disposal Methods

     1) Soiled Bedding and Refuse

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     2) Animal Carcasses

     3) Hazardous Wastes

     g. Pest Control

     1) Programme

     2) Notification of Animal Users

     h. Provisions for Emergency, Weekend, and Holiday Care

     1) Procedures for Weekend/Holiday Care

     2) Procedures for Contacting Responsible Animal Care and/or

     Veterinary Personnel

    3) Procedures for Monitoring Animal Facility Mechanical Systems

    4) Brief Description of Disaster Plan.

     4. Population Management

     a. Identification and Records

     1) Methods for Identification of Each Species

     2) Procedures for Maintaining Individual Records

     b. Genetics and Nomenclature

     1) Programme for Advising Investigators on Selection of

     Animal Based on Genetics

     2) Programme for Advising Investigators on Use of Standard


     3) Breeding Colony Maintenance

     a) Species, Stocks and Strains

     b) Breeding Scheme

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     c) Genetic Monitoring Programme

     d) Use of Substrain Designation When Reporting

     Experimental Results

     C. Veterinary Medical Care

     1. Animal Procurement and Transportation

     a. Methods for Evaluating Quality of Animals

     b. How Animals are Transported

     2. Preventive Medicine

     a. Quarantine, Stabilization, and Separation

     1) Receiving and Initial Evaluation Procedures

     2) Quarantine Facilities and Procedures for Purpose Bred


     3) Quarantine Facilities and Procedures for Random Source


     4) Isolation Facilities and Procedures for Ill Animals

     5) Periods for Physiologic, Psychologic, and Nutritional


     6) Programme for Separation of Animals by Species, Source, and

     Health Status

     b. Surveillance, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Control of Disease

     1) Programme

     a) Daily Observation of Animals

     b) Procedure for Providing Veterinary Medical Care

     c) Medical Records Maintenance Procedures

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     d) Preventative Medicine Programmes for Each


     e) Animal Health Monitoring

     2) Diagnostic Resources

     a) Clinical Laboratory

     b) Necropsy/Histopathology

     c) Use of Available Diagnostic Resources Including

     Commercial Labs

     d) Radiology

     3. Surgery

     a. Surgical Monitoring

     b. Presurgical Planning

     c. Training Programme

     d. Major and Minor Procedures

     1) Criteria for Differentiation

     2) Practices Employed

     e. Aseptic Procedures

     1) Procedures and Equipment

     2) Methods Used to Sterilize Instruments and Protective


     f. Surgical Facility Use

     g. Postsurgical Actions

     h. Mammalian Survival Procedures

     1) Where Performed; Professional Supervision

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     2) Description of the Programme

     3) Major Support Equipment Available

     4) Training and Experience of Personnel Performing Surgery

     i. Rodent Survival Procedures

     1) Facilities for Survival Rodent Surgery

     2) Types of Procedures Performed

     3) Techniques Used to Prevent Infection

     j. Farm Animal Procedures

     1) Where Performed; Professional Supervision

     2) Description of Programme

     3) Major Support Equipment Available

     4) Training and Experience of Personnel Performing Surgery

     k. Survival, Non-Mammalian Procedures

     1) Facilities for Non-Mammalian Surgery

     2) Types of Procedures Performed

     3) Techniques Used to Prevent Infection

     l. Nonsurvival Procedures

     1) Facilities for Nonsurvival Procedures on Nonrodent


     2) Description of Programme

     3) Major Support Equipment Available

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