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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

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: Eighth Edition. 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 eventsThe 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

3. Supersedes: IACUC Guideline #23: Mandatory Reporting to the AV and IACUC 06/15/2017.

 

LAST REVIEWED AND ADOPTED BY THE IACUC: July 25, 2019