• Updated U-M Policy on Mouse and Rat Breeding and Cage Densities

    To ensure the continued health and well-being of mice utilized in research at the University, and to remain consistent with federal standards governing animal use activities, the U-M Policy on Mouse...
    Posted On: November 14, 2016
  • U-M Guidance for Animals Administered Human-Derived Substances

    All animals that are administered human-derived substances must now be housed under ABSL-2 conditions unless those substances have been documented to be free from blood-borne pathogens and other...
    Posted On: October 25, 2016
  • New IACUC Policy on Non-Compliance

    In an effort to minimize and eliminate issues of non-compliance, the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) will institute a new Investigating Non-Compliance and Animal Welfare...
    Posted On: September 8, 2016
  • New Use Categories Announced

    In an effort to help relieve administrative burden on Principal Investigators and their labs, the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee (IACUC) recently transitioned to a Use Category (UC)...
    Posted On: July 28, 2016
  • Animals Administered a Hazardous Substance Requiring Containment

    To ensure compliance with current Occupational Safety & Environmental Health (OSEH) and Animal Care & Use practice standards, the Animals Administered a Hazardous Substance Requiring...
    Posted On: June 30, 2016
  • Additional Enrichment for Singly-Housed Animals

    Beginning on Friday, July 1, all singly housed animals will be provided additional enrichment. This additional item will be added to the home cage on the first cage change an animal is noted to be...
    Posted On: June 29, 2016
  • New Animal Care and Use Training Requirement

    ALL faculty and staff working under an IACUC animal use protocol, regardless of whether or not they directly handle laboratory animals, are required to complete an online course in MLearning called "...
    Posted On: May 25, 2016
  • Standards for Retention of Surgical Records

    Surgical records for rodents, reptiles, amphibians and fish (non-USDA covered species) now need to be maintained for a period of one year after the completion of the surgical procedure. These new...
    Posted On: December 18, 2015
  • Sterile Gloves for Rodent Surgery

    Based on standard veterinary practices and provisions for animal welfare, the Guidelines on the Performance of Surgery in Rodents have been updated.
    Posted On: December 18, 2015