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GUIDELINES AND POLICIES

 

Guidelines for Specific Procedures

 

If you require an exemption to any of the below Penn guidelines or policies, please submit the Exemption Request directly in ARIES (login and go to 'My submissions > Create', then click on "Exemption request").


Anesthetic Vaporizers & Gas Scavenging Updated 12/19/15
Assigning Pain and Distress Levels to Animal Use Protocols 
Blood Collection Updated 2/9/16

 

EAE and Other Demyelinating Diseases in Rodents  Updated 2/9/16

 

Egg and Oocyte Harvest from Laboratory Frogs (Xenopus laevis) 

Euthanasia of Rodents 

 

Food and Fluid Regulation in Nonhuman Primates

 

Food and Fluid Regulation in Rodents
Humane Intervention and Endpoints for Laboratory Animal Species 
Large Animal Anesthesia and Analgesia Formulary 

Literature Search for Alternatives Updated 2/9/16

 

Monoclonal and Polyclonal Antibody Production Updated 12/17/15
Mouse Anesthesia and Analgesia Recommendations

Mouse Breeding and Cage Density

Physical Restraint of Laboratory Animals for Experimental Purposes
Rapid Cooling to Induce Euthanasia of Zebrafish Updated 12/19/15
Rat Breeding and Cage Density

Recordkeeping for USDA Species Updated 1/12/16

 

Rodent Genotyping Methods
Rodent Identification
Rodent Injections for Delivery of Experimental Agents

Rodent Survival and Terminal Surgery Updated 12/17/15  

 

Rodent Tumor and Cancer Models
Tribromoethanol Use in Mice & Rats 
Tricaine Methanesulfonate (MS-222) Preparation and Storage 
USDA Species Surgery Updated 2/9/16
Use of Complete Freund's Adjuvant in Laboratory Animals 
Use of Neuromuscular Blocking Agents in Animals 

 

Species Specific Zoonoses Fact Sheets

 

  

Policies Related to the Animal Research Program

Adoption of University Animals
Animal Facilities 
Assuring Consistency Between Grants and Protocols
Canine Exercise and Socialization

Facility Visitation   

 

 

Investigation of Animal Welfare Concerns

Management of Controlled Substances

 

Policy on Who May Be a Principal Investigator on a Protocol 

Post-Approval Monitoring 

 

Procurement of Animal Species (coming soon)
Protocol Review 
Recording Images of Research Animals 

Reporting Animal Welfare Concerns 

 

Satellite Housing Updated 12/10/15

 

Social Housing 

Social Housing of Nonhuman Primates 

Training Requirements 

(Note that the above policy does not contain all appendices; Please see the complete policy on the ULAR website)

Use and Disposal of Expired Drugs or Materials

Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Grade Compounds 

 

 
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