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This form documents husbandry of a colony of vertebrate animals maintained or bred to supply individuals, or products of those individuals, for use in approved research and teaching activities. This form documents colony maintenance ONLY. Protocols for research, teaching, or pilot studies use a different form (found on the IACUC website) and are subject to a different set of federally and institutionally mandated review criteria governing responsible use of vertebrate animals (e.g., consideration of reduction, replacement and refinement based on research objectives and study design). The intent of this form is to establish the need for ongoing husbandry of animals, ensure that husbandry follows principles of humane and ethical treatment appropriate to the species, facilitate regular inspections of facilities housing animals, serve as a resource for campus planning and emergencies, and assist in documenting the types, numbers and uses of animals at the University of Maine.


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