Policy on Maintenance of Guillotines, Scissors and Shears
This policy describes the expectations for the care and maintenance of guillotines, scissors, and shears used for live animals in research, teaching or testing. Specifically, this policy addresses the institutional expectations related to the requirement that “equipment used to perform decapitation must be maintained in good working order and serviced on a regular basis to ensure sharpness of blades1”.
1 The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition (PDF available at: https://www.avma.org/sites/default/files/2020-01/2020-Euthanasia-Final-1-17-20.pdf)
For questions, additional detail, or to request changes to this policy, please contact the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Research, Director of the Animal Care and Use Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 763-8028.