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THE MISSION OF RESEARCH ANIMAL
To provide for the care, health
and well-being of animals used for research and education at the University
To administer to the animal
related needs of University researchers and educators through dissemination
of knowledge and resources;
And to serve the public by ensuring
observance of all legal and ethical standards pertaining to the use of
animals for research and education at the University of Minnesota.
RAR's Top 10 Things You Have to Know to Use Animals at the University of Minnesota
10. Know who to contact for
9. Be aware of occupational
health programs and policies.
8. Contact the IACUC for any changes in approved protocol.
7. Most laboratory animal species
used in the Twin Cities Campus must be ordered
6. Follow RAR
policies and procedures when housing them in an RAR facility
5. Be aware of the various laws
and guidelines that affect animal use at the University of Minnesota
4. Be trained in the procedures and the proper use of the drugs
you will be using. Use of Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) Rodents and Nonhuman
primates requires special training
and certification prior to use
3. Minimize pain and distress
in animals by:
2. Complete the Animal Care and Use Orientation online tutorial before working with any animals.
ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION of ANIMAL CARE FACILITIES and PROGRAMS
Administrative oversight for all research animal care at the University is managed by the Institutional Official for Animal Care and Use, Office of the Vice President for Research. Policies and guidelines are established by the Institutional Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Day-to-day management of animal care facilities is the responsibility of Research Animal Resources, whose Director reports to the Assistant Vice President for Research of the Academic Health Center for operational oversight of RAR. RAR directly manages the animal care facilities on the Twin Cities Campus and indirectly oversees the management of laboratory animal facilities on other campuses.
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a reference for University of Minnesota investigators, and animal husbandry
and veterinary staff. Drug information and dosages are derived from a variety
of sources and do not necessarily guarantee safety or efficacy. Information
obtained through this site should not be relied upon as professional veterinary
advice. Any medications administered or procedures performed on animals
should only be performed by or under order of a qualified, licensed veterinarian.