As part of its compliance with Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) requirements, the University has established a post-approval monitoring program to ensure animal use protocols and standard operating procedures are applied in practice as approved by the Animal Welfare Committee (AWC).
This program includes facility site visits when procedures are being performed, evaluation of document and record keeping, a comparison of the actual activities being performed and those that are approved on the protocol, and the use of endpoint monitoring, Annual Renewals and Facility Assessments.
There are also varieties of routine activities that help ensure that animal care and use is consistent with what the AWC has approved. Animals are checked at least daily by either the research personnel or the animal care staff to monitor health and welfare. The Veterinarian conducts regular rounds of the animals in each facility, and is available for consultation as needed by the researchers. These regular animal husbandry activities are a significant component of the University’s post-approval monitoring program.
Please review the Post-Approval Monitoring Program Document. This document describes the University of Lethbridge Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM) program to monitor the work with animals in Animal Welfare Protocols (AWP) following Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) approval.
Post-Approval Monitoring Worksheets: