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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Guideline #17

Privately Owned Animals on University Agricultural Property

1. References: K-State PPM 7840.100

2. Purpose/Scope: This IACUC guideline supplements K-State campus PPM 7840.100 policy to address specific instances where employees living or working on university agricultural property have non-university owned animals present at the work site, or barn cats or herding dogs are present for pest control or herd management. Most frequently, this applies to horses, dogs, and cats at Animal Science and Industry (AS&I) Units. Allowing privately-owned animals in the AS&I units is a departmental management decision, and when they are present, the following IACUC requirements must be met. Costs incurred and responsibility for payment is a management decision.

2.1 Animals must be in apparent good health with no obvious illnesses or parasite infestations

2.2 Injured or ill animals must receive timely, appropriate, and documented veterinary treatment/care

2.3 Animals must have ready documentation of a preventive health program, as evidenced by current vaccination and/or testing records as appropriate (see below for minimum requirements by species)

2.4 Adequate food and housing for the animals must be available if in residence

2.5 Animals must be appropriately restrained to minimize potential injuries to themselves, personnel, students, and/or other animals

3. For dog and cat vaccination, CMG veterinarians can provide onsite exams and vaccines in certain cases. Contact CMG at CMG@vet.k-state.edu for help with vaccinating farm dogs or cats

4. Species Specific Requirements (all of the vaccinations must be current):




Rabies Vaccine

Rabies Vaccine

Rabies Vaccine

Eastern/Western Equine Encephalitis Virus Vaccination

Feline panleukopenia virus vaccination

Distemper/Adenovirus/Parvovirus Vaccination

Tetanus Vaccination

Feline herpesvirus vaccination


West Nile Virus Vaccination

Feline calicivirus vaccination


 Current Negative Coggins test (EIA)

Feline leukemia virus vaccination (noncore – optional)


5. Supersedes: IACUC Policy 17: Privately Owned Animals on University Agricultural Property