New Policy Regarding Non-Rodent Surgeries

The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) provides strict requirements for animals that undergo surgery. To ensure the proper veterinary and IACUC oversight for research animals undergoing surgery, the IACUC has amended the Surgical Guidelines to require notification of the DLAR veterinary staff prior to any surgical procedures conduced on large animals (whether they be major or minor, or recovery or nonrecovery).

This requirement is effective immediately.