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Intro to Lab Medicine
What are the most common lab animals?
rats & mice
Rats & mice make up what % of lab animals?
methods that incorporate modification of a procedure to lessen animal pain & distress & enhance animals well-being
reducing # of animals used for research
exotic agents with potential for aerosol transmission, decontaminaion of wastes & clothes, full body pressure suit, double doors, eye wash readily available
Why are shrews used in lab medicine?
they can V+
Who is Dolly?
the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell
When was Dolly born?
dangerous agents, high risk of diz, aerosol transmitted lab infx, shower on exit, all decontaminated, seperate building, isolated zone
associated with human dz; per cutaneous injury, mm exposure, ingestion; coats, gloves, face protection PRN
What did Jonas Salk develop?
the polio vx
Where was the polio vx developed?
Who developed the Germ Theory?
What's the germ theory?
microorganisms cause dz
not known to cause dz, standard microbiological practices, no safety equipment required
Animals not covered in the animal welfare act
lab mice, rats & birds; agriultural animals used for food/fiber; fish, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates
non animal alternatives or using less advanced animals
American Association for Lab Animal Science
Assistant Lab Animal Tech
Lab Animal Tech
Lab Animal Technologist
How often does IACUC inspect?
q 6 mos
How long is IACUC protocol good for?
Is the USDA federally mandated?
How often does USDA inspect?
once a year
Is USDA announced or unannounced?
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee
Is IACUC federally mandated?
Who is in IACUC?
6 people - 1 must be a vet, 1 must be unbiased
Is IACUC announced or unannounced?
Who was the first to perform experiments on living animals?
Is AALAC federally mandated?
How often does AALAC inspect?
q 3 yrs