5.Describe policies and practices for maintaining and ensuring function of equipment used for anaesthesia.
G.Euthanasia [ , pp. 123-124]
1.Describe approved methods of euthanasia, including humane slaughter. Include consideration of species, age, condition (e.g., gestational period, or neonatal) and location(s) for the conduct of the procedure.
2.Describe policies and practices for maintaining and ensuring function of equipment used for euthanasia.
3.Describe the methods used to confirm death of an animal.
IV.Physical Plant [ , pp. 133-151]
Repeat this section for each animal housing area, including agricultural settings, temporary holding areas for field studies, aquatic environments, and each IACUC/OB approved satellite housing facility. Include as an appendix the floor plans of each (if applicable) on 8.5" x 11" or A4 paper.
A.Location and Construction Guidelines
1.Note the location (building, floor, wing, etc.) of the animal facility(ies). Describe the management structure and programme oversight for each of the areas listed in this section.
2.Describe the physical relationship of the animal facilities to the research laboratories where animals may be used.
3.Describe the general arrangement of the animal facilities (e.g., conventional, clean/dirty corridor, etc.). For animals that are maintained in a laboratory in order to satisfy the scientific aims of a protocol, describe the housing and care provided and the maximum period of stay required.