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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Kansas State University Institutional Commitment to Quality Animal Care and Use

The use of laboratory animals carries with it unique professional, ethical, and moral obligations. KSU is committed to ensuring that all institutional animal use is responsible, judicious, and humane. The KSU animal care and use program is in full compliance with the Animal Welfare Act (and its subsequent amendments) and the Health Research Extension Act of 1985. Standards for housing and care of research animals at KSU meet or exceed these federal laws and guidelines.

The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine and College of Human Ecology are are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC). AAALAC accreditation is widely recognized as representing the "Gold Standard" in animal care and use programs. Kansas State University's AAALAC number is 000667. First accredited June 10, 1987.

Kansas State University utilizes the United States Government Principles for the Utilization and Care of Vertebrate Animals Used in Testing, Research and Training guidelines for appropriate animal use in a research and teaching setting.

Kansas State University files an Assurance Statement with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) which assures our adherence to quality care and use principles in animal facilitated research and teaching. This document further demonstrates KSU's commitment to regulatory compliance in its animal care and use program. KSU's Animal Welfare Assurance Number is A3609-01.

Kansas State University is registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal & Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) as an approved research facility. KSU's USDA Certificate Number is 48-R-0001.