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Guideline #23

Mandatory Reporting to the AV and IACUC

1. Reference: Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Subchapter A – Animal Welfare, 2.33(3), Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th ed. 2011: p. 28, Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching, 3rd ed., 2010: p. 9.

2. Policy

2.1 Reporting of unexpected outcomes or adverse events: The Attending Veterinarian and IACUC must be notified if there is an unanticipated adverse event during the execution of an IACUC approved activity. Examples of adverse events/unexpected outcomes that should be reported to the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC include:

    • Higher morbidity than expected
    • Higher mortality than expected
    • Development of a new disease or condition that affects the health and/or welfare of the animals

2.2. Reporting of problems with animal health, behavior, and well-being: Any incident that can affect animal health, behavior, and well-being must be effectively communicated to the Attending Veterinarian. Examples of animal health events that should be reported to the Attending Veterinarian and IACUC include:

    • Animal injury, illness, or deaths resulting from HVAC issues, electrical problems, or facility problems
    • Serious animal injuries or illness in herds, flocks, or individual animals, even if they are under treatment through a veterinary service
    • Accidents resulting in illness, injury, or death to an animal
    • Animals found dead unexpectedly

2.3. Available methods of reporting to the Attending Veterinarian:

    • Phone call or email to AV, Dr. Denver Marlow: Numbers are posted throughout facilities on the Disaster Preparedness Roster. 
      • Office: (785) 532-5648, Mobile: (785) 477-8014
      • Comparative Medicine Group Front Desk: (785) 532-5640
      • Email:dmarlow@ksu.edu
    • Phone call or email to University Research Compliance Office (URCO): (785) 532-3224 or comply@ksu.edu


Policy reviewed and adopted June 30, 2017.