6.Postoperative Care [, pp. 119-120]
Describe the postoperative care programme, including who is responsible for overseeing and providing the care, types of records maintained (e.g., perioperative), where the records are maintained, etc.
E.Pain and Distress [, pp. 120-121]
1.Describe how and by whom pain and distress are assessed and categorized.
2.Describe how the IACUC/OB ensures that unnecessary pain and distress are avoided (e.g., pilot studies, monitoring by veterinary staff, animal use protocols, humane endpoints, other refinements, etc.).
F.Anaesthesia and Analgesia [, pp. 121-123]
1.List the agents used for each species. Dosages, routes of administration and drug combination should be included in guidelines and available at the time of the site visit. Describe also any non-pharmacologic means used to diminish pain and distress.
2.Describe how the veterinarian(s) provides guidance and advice to researchers concerning choice and use of anaesthetics, analgesics or other pain moderating methods.
3.Describe the monitoring of the effectiveness of anaesthetics and analgesics, including who does the monitoring.
4.Describe how the veterinarian(s) and the IACUC/OB evaluate the proposed use of neuromuscular blocking agent to ensure the well-being of the animal.