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IACUC: New guidelines and policies

IACUC: New guidelines for ferret inhalant anesthesia, animal care and use training and continuing education, and the use of isoflurane.

The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee has approved new guidelines for ferret inhalant anesthesia.

The IACUC has reviewed and updated the policy on animal care and use training and continuing education. Additions to the policy include the previously established sharps training requirement, a reference to the Research Occupational Health and Safety Program Policy regarding exceptions to enrollment declination, and an exception pertaining to AUP personnel who are on the roster for administrative purposes only.

The IACUC has reviewed and updated guidelines on the use of isoflurane. The most pertinent revision was to now reference the Professional Education Portal as a source for additional training on the use of gas anesthetic systems, rather than referencing the AALAS Learning Library and UGA Support Services director.

These and other IACUC policies and guidelines can be viewed at https://research.uga.edu/oacu/.