New Resources to Promote Responsible Use of Drugs and Other Medical Materials

April 18, 2023

NEW banner with medical materials and drugs iconsThe appropriate use of drugs and other medical materials – fluids, vehicles, biologics, and drugs – is critical for protecting animal welfare, ensuring the validity of your results, and avoiding incidents of non-compliance.

Given the seriousness of these concerns, recent updates to several programmatic documents, and an analysis of areas identified for continued refinement through semi-annual IACUC facility inspections, all personnel who handle or work with animals should review the following to assist with continued education and compliance:

How Can We Help?

We understand that staying apprised of changes to the myriad policies and guidelines governing responsible animal care and use may, at times, feel cumbersome.

Please let us know what questions you have about the appropriate use, labeling, and storage of drugs and other medical materials in animal activities:

Your feedback will help us develop additional tools and resources to further support the U-M research community in safeguarding animal welfare and conducting responsible research.

Have Additional Questions?

  • Contact the Quality Assurance Team in the Animal Care & Use Office ( for assistance with establishing a system to monitor for expired drugs and other medical materials in your lab.
  • Reach out to your ULAM Faculty Veterinarian for specific questions about the proper use of drugs and other medical materials in animals.

yellow lock icon Links marked with a lock icon can only be accessed using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.