Animal Care


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

Texas Southern University's Institutional Animal Care and Use Program's assigned Assurance Number is A3897-01.  The IACUC oversees the use of laboratory animals for research or instructional purposes and it evaluates all aspects of the institution's animal care and use program. Each institution that receives Public Health Service (PHS) support for activities involving vertebrate animals is subject to the authority of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and must operate an animal care and use program with clear lines of authority and responsibility. The program includes:

  • a properly constituted and functioning Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC);
  • procedures for self monitoring;
  • an adequate veterinary care program
  • an occupational health and safety program
  • a personnel training program
  • an environment, housing and management program for animals;
  • appropriately maintained facilities for housing and support.


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