• Animal Euthanasia Policy

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0103 Animal Euthanasia Policy: Animals must be euthanized by humane methods when the need arises, as described in the 2000 Report of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) Panel on Euthanasia.
    • Food & Water Restriction Policy

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0102 Food & Water Restriction Policy: Restriction of food or water to research animals for research purposes must be scientifically justified and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and a program to monitor the physiological and behavioral indices of the animals must be established.
    • Policy for Allowing Visitors in Animal Areas

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0107 Policy for Allowing Visitors in Animal Areas: Visitors requesting access to animal areas in Laboratory Animal Services must obtain permission from the Director, Associate Director, or Assistant Director of Laboratory Animal Services before entering any animal area.
    • Policy for Care & Use of Animals in Research: Overview

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-24)
      9.0100 Policy for Care & Use of Animals in Research: Overview: All uses of invertebrate and vertebrate animals in research and education at Georgia Health Sciences University must be approved by the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) at Georgia Health Sciences University. Any use of animals at Georgia Health Sciences University without IACUC approval is a violation of Medical College of Georgia policy as v.ell as federal law.
    • Policy for Investigation of a Complaint Regarding Animal Care & Use

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-11)
      9.0109 Policy for Investigation of a Complaint Regarding Animal Care & Use: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) will investigate concerns involving the care and use of animals used in teaching or research at Georgia Health Sciences University. This includes claims by the public concerning any aspect of the animal care and use program or by employees or students who report alleged instances of animal abuse, violation of approved protocols or standard operating procedures, use of animals not covered by approved protocols, violation of any animal-related regulation or standard (such as the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, or Georgia Health Sciences University IACUC policy), or complaints regarding the care received by animals housed in the laboratory animal facilities.
    • Policy for Shipping Animals Between Georgia Health Sciences University and Another Institution

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0104 Policy for Shipping Animals Between Georgia Health Sciences University and Another Institution:When shipping animals between Georgia Health Sciences University and another institution, certain procedures established by the Division of Laboratory Animal Services (LAS) must be followed. A special animal transport box must be used. The transport box should be filled with bedding, and food and vvater sources. Animals should be shipped by air express. Other details of the procedures are outlined in this policy.
    • Policy for Testing of Biologicals Injected into Laboratory Animals

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0106 Policy for Testing of Biologicals Injected into Laboratory Animals: Biological materials must be determined to be free of contamination with agents of concern before use in rodents.
    • Policy for Transfer of Animals between Protocols

      Laboratory Animal Services; Georgia Health Sciences University (2007-07-10)
      9.0105 Policy for Transfer of Animals between Protocols: Research animals can be transferred from one protocol to another under the conditions set forth in this policy.
    • Space Requirements Policy for Housing Rodents

      Laboratory Animal Services (2008-05-29)
      9.0101 Space Requirements Policy for Housing Rodents: All investigators or other animal users are required to strictly adhere to the minimum space recommendations as set forth in this policy.