Outlines the basic procedures, regulations and requirements, and documentation for maintaining animals and providing daily care for them within facilities not managed by the Department of Comparative Medicine or the Washington National Primate Research Center (WaNPRC).
Who is required to take this training?
All personnel providing primary care for animals in Lab-Managed Facilities, as well as the PI or a professional staff lab manager.
Summary of the requirement
The Animal Welfare Regulations make it the responsibility of the institution to provide training and instruction on humane methods of animal maintenance, including the basic needs of each species. The PHS Policy as implemented by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare also requires that the institution is responsible for the training of its staff. Among other things, training must ensure that individuals who use or provide care for animals are trained and qualified in the appropriate species-specific housing methods, husbandry procedures, and handling techniques.