EHS Anesthetic Gases in Animal Research

Developed by the U-M Department of Environment, Health & Safety (EHS), this standard operating procedure outlines the handling and use of anesthetic gases in animal research, including isoflurane, halothane, enflurane and ether. Review this document and supply the information required in order to make it specific to your laboratory. In accordance with this document, laboratories should use appropriate controls and personal protective equipment when handling animal anesthetic gases.

This document applies to employees responsible for writing lab-specific standard operating procedures; and all faculty, staff, students, and other employees working with animal anesthetics.