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IACUC Procedures and Guidelines

Below are the individual documents outlining the University of South Alabama's policies, procedures, and guidelines associated with the care and use of animals.

To lean more about the governing regulations which USA is obligated to adhere, please see the Regulations and Assurance page.

Procedures And Guidelines

Care and Use of Animals
Animal Welfare Policy Statement
Outside Sources
Dog and Cat Source
Commercial Tissues
Outside Sources for Animal Samples
Controlled and Uncontrolled Substances
Policy on Non-pharmaceutical Drugs
Domestic and Foreign Subcontracts
Domestic &Foreign Subcontract Process
CD Addenda
Embryonated Eggs
Agricultural Animals
Guidelines for Rodent Survival Surgery
Bites and Scratches

NIH Neonate Euthanasia Guidance
NIH Endpoints
Mouse Tail Biopsy
CO2 Euthanasia
AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines

Breeding Software Program: Conditional Allele Mouse Planner (CAMP)
Conditional Allele Mouse Planner (CAMP) is a software program to help scientists set up a breeding strategy and calculate the costs of generating mice with conditional alleles. The software was created at the NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and published in Transgenic Res. ( ) 2011 Aug 26 [Epub ahead of print]. To access the free application, go to

Animal Requisition Form
Animal Requisition Policy
Fee Schedule
General Guidelines for working with DCM
LD50 Monitoring
Technical Request Form
Pharmaceutical Mouse
Pharmaceutical Rat
Satellite Animal Facilities

Writing your Vertebrate Animal Section:
The NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER) has produced a new podcast that discusses what must be included in an application if vertebrate animals are included in the research?

To hear the Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section podcast, please click the following link: and navigate to Prepare a Successful Grant Application: Writing Your Vertebrate Animal Section.

VAS Template
OLAW VAS Guidelines

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