This policy outlines the expectations for counting animals produced. An accurate animal count is required to fulfill federal obligations for reporting animal use and to ensure compliance with Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) approved protocols.
(NOTE: This document was previously titled "Policy on Counting Animals Bred")
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) approved animal activities (i.e. protocols) can be amended using IACUC reviews and administrative processes (e.g., Veterinary Verification and Consultation, and Administrative Amendments). The method used to review and approve the changes to the approved protocol depends on the proposed modification(s).
Requests for Special Treatment or Procedures (SToP) Forms can be completed by research staff or ULAM and submitted according to the instructions outlined below. The forms are reviewed and approved by ULAM Husbandry Managers or IACUC compliance staff.