Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee - IACUC
Addition of Commercial Farms
When a UVM faculty member contracts or arranges to utilize animals on a commercial farm for purposes of research or teaching, the IACUC must determine that the specific farm is committed to providing a high standard of animal welfare.
Commercial farm operators are encouraged to follow best management practices.
Prior to the submission of the Animal Use protocol to the IACUC, the farm owner or manager must complete a farm assessment checklist such as the National Milk Producers’ Federation (NMPF) FARM program or other and provide a copy of the assessment checklist to the Principal Investigator.
The completed farm assessment must accompany the IACUC protocol submission.
Based on the level of invasiveness of the planned research and the completed farm assessment, the IACUC will evaluate the suitability of the collaborator farm, determine whether a farm inspection is warranted and, if so, whether that inspection will be carried out by IACUC members or by Committee designees.
Responsibilities of each party are further described in the Policy and Procedures for Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching.
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