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Policy 6.0 Fertilized and Embryonated Avian Eggs

6.1.0 POLICY STATEMENT AND SCOPE

Research, testing, and teaching/training activities that propose the use of embryonated chicken eggs from day 15 of embryo development requires UH IACUC protocol review and approval.

The committee decided that day 15 is an appropriate time-frame because chickens are classified as precocial birds. Birds (e.g., chicken and quail) in this classification are known morphologically to be further advanced in their embryo development than altricial species. Because of this species advanced embryo development, chickens may have the neurosensory ability to experience pain from day 15.

Research, testing, and teaching/training activities that propose the use of embryonated eggs of avian species other than chickens shall be reviewed by the UH IACUC on a case by case basis.

6.2.0 PROCEDURE FOR EXEMPTION

Embryonated chicken eggs that are 14 days (or less) into development may be exempt from committee review and approval with the caveat that written notification is provided in advance to the regulatory compliance office.

6.3.0 EFFECTIVE DATE

7 DECEMBER 2000

IACUC Approved 12/00

For more information Contact the University of Hawaii Compliance Officer:

University of Hawaii
2538 McCarthy Mall
Snyder Hall 410
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-4552, (808) 956-4446
Fax: (808) 956-5785
Email:
Mr. Norman Magno at nmagno@hawaii.edu
Ms. Denise Yee at deniseye@hawaii.edu

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