3.0 Animal Euthanasia & Disposition
Disposition of animals at the end of experimentation
or teaching/instruction activities are by euthanasia or adoption
(Section IX. Of animal use protocol form). Refer to IACUC Policy
2.0 on adoption policy.
- The University strictly prohibits
human consumption of animals that have been used for experiments
and treated with any known hazardous chemical agent, and/or
euthanized with any known hazardous chemical agent. The chemical
agents are not limited to these that are listed. Some examples
are radioisotopes, biological hazard/pathogens, antibiotics
or drugs, recombinant DNA or other agents.
- University animals and their products (e.g.
milk, eggs, etc.) that are used for production application (e.g.
agriculture and aquaculture) may be consumed if they do not
fall into section 3.2.a. and are distributed under normal
commercial marketing practices. These animals are sometimes
treated or fed some food/feed additives that are considered
safe for human consumption provided that the administration
of the additives follow the manufacturers directions, and whenever
applicable, compliance with withdrawal periods are strictly
- Otherwise, euthanized animals and tissues
will be stored in formalin or refrigerated/frozen for future
- Euthanized animals and tissues will be
frozen in designated freezers then incinerated.
- The method of euthanasia chosen must be
approved by the IACUC and University veterinarians office
and preferably referenced in the 2007 AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia.
- If the method of euthanasia chosen by the
investigator is not referenced in the 2007 Report, the
investigator is required to provide scientific justification,
and if available, references for the proposed method. The IACUC
in consultation with the University veterinarians office
reserves the right to make the final decision if the proposed
method of euthanasia is acceptable.
IACUC Approved 04/97
- All personnel that will euthanize animals
are required to be certified as proficient in the proposed method
of euthanasia by the University veterinarians office prior
to applying the method in their research or teaching/instruction
more information Contact the University of Hawaii Compliance Officer:
2538 McCarthy Mall
Snyder Hall 410
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4552,
Fax: (808) 956-5785
Mr. Norman Magno at email@example.com
Ms. Denise Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org
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