Resources for Animal Users

Animal Care and Use Program information
USDA Class R Research Facility Registration
Number: 86-R-0003
Expiration Date: August 24, 2016
PHS Animal Welfare Assurance
Assurance Number: A3248-01
Expiration Date: August 31, 2019
AAALAC (accredited since 1969)
Accreditation Number: 000163
Status: Continued Full Accreditation
Some grant applications/submissions require a description of the Animal Care and Use Program. A sample description is available here.

Animal health and safety
  • IACUC Office 626-5304, 626-1247
  • University Animal Care
  • University Animal Care on-call veterinarian - phone numbers are posted in each UAC animal facility

Human health and safety

Veterinary resources

Resources for wildlife researchers

Signs of mouse pain and distress
The following article describes the development of the "mouse grimace scale", which is a method for determining levels of pain by examining facial expressions. The article includes clear pictures and descriptions of the facial expressions:
Langford, Bailey, Chanda, et al., (2010). Coding of facial expressions of pain in the laboratory mouse. Nature Methods, 7:447-449.
The following article describes methods for determining the health status of mice, and provides guidance on establishing study endpoints based on health status:
Ullman-Culleré and Foltz (1999). Body condition scoring: a rapid and accurate method for assessing health status in mice. Laboratory Animal Science, 49:319-323.
The articles can be accessed through E-Journals at the UA library.

Use of invertebrate models in research
A review article describing the use of invertebrate animal models in research was recently published:
Wilson-Sanders S.E. (2011). Invertebrate Models for Biomedical Research, Testing, and Education. ILAR Journal, 52(2):126-152.
The article can be accessed through E-Journals at the UA library.

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