IACUC Guidebook

From the ARENA/OLAW IACUC Guidebook, which addresses the role of the IACUC in ensuring the ethical and sensitive care and use of animals in research, teaching and testing:

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“Use of wire bottom cages is discouraged for rodents, especially on long-term studies or in larger and older animals, as it may cause foot injury. Use of wire bottom cages should be scientifically justified and approved by the IACUC.”