|Guidelines for the Attending Veterinarian (AV) or his/her designee(s) under the authority and/or direction of the AV.
|Disinfectants - NIH Recommendations
|Provides guidelines for recommended hard surface disinfectants.
|Guillotine Use and Maintenance
This SOP is intended to provide information for researchers at UMass using rodent guillotines.
|NEW - Environmental Chamber Housing Standards
Standards to ensure the highest level of animal welfare and compliance for research animals in various environmental and research chambers.
|NEW - Mouse Breeding Guidance for ACS Vivaria
The aim of this guidance is to meet the intent of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals using performance based standards of animal care and use while keeping in mind the special needs of investigators maintaining transgenic mouse breeding colonies.
|NEW- Hamster Breeding Guidance
In order to remain in compliance with federal animal welfare regulations, UMass Animal Care follows the guidelines in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the USDA Animal Welfare Regulations. The current edition (8th ed.) of the Guide contains specific floor space recommendations for hamsters.
|Pain and Stress Classification Levels
|Describes the classification of animal pain and distress levels and provides guidance for action and response based on this classification system.
|Photography of Research Animals
IACUC Guidelines on Photography of Research Animals