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04/05/17 11:48am

Standards Of Care Program Policies

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The Standards of Care Program Policies are approved by The Attending Veterinarian. These standards are also reviewed by the IACUC. The SOP Management program is designed to standardize the care provided to the UC Davis research and teaching animals.  The Standards of Care provide a baseline for routine procedures carried out in animal facilities. Some facilities will have increased frequency or more intensive requirements, those are reflected in local SOPs that follow the format outlined below. All animal facilities must meet or exceed these standards, deviations from these standards must be justified to the IACUC and documented in an approved animal use and care protocol and/or IACUC issued acknowledgment of the deviation.    The entire list of standards and links to the PDF files are to the right of the page.  For editable files (word docs) or questions about the program please contact

  • Important Note: Humidity Monitoring is required in all indoor animal facilities housing research and teaching animals. Daily monitoring, and recording of individual room humidity is required, documentation of the high and low humidity values is required. The husbandry standards below are under revision to reflect the AAALAC required monitoring, the implementation date is 1/1/17, please have your records available for IACUC and Attending Veterinarian for review going forward. 

Section 10 Personnel Standards

Section 20 General Standards

Section 30 Husbandry Standards

Section 40 Veterinary Care Standards

Section 50 Facility Sanitization and Maintenance Standards

Section 60 Equipment Use and Maintenance