PROCUREMENT SPECIFICATION (CONTRACT CLAUSE). I. NONCONDITIONED RANDOM- SOURCE DOGS.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC INST OF LAB ANIMAL RESOURCES
Pagination or Media Count:
The procurement specification, the first of a series, was produced upon approval of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources Advisory Council to provide the biomedical community with uniform standards for the procurement of laboratory animals. The specification for nonconditioned random-source dogs has been developed for use by both program and procurement officials in institutions requiring this type of dog. Limitations are placed on the laboratory use of the nonconditioned random-source dog because its environmental background is largely unknown. If this dog is to be used as received its use is generally limited to those experiments in which the animal is not allowed to recover from anesthesia. A quarantine and conditioning period of from three to six weeks is required after receipt to utilize this type of dog in more involved studies. It is anticipated that adoption of these procurement standards on a nationwide basis will encourage a more orderly system for procuring unclaimed, unwanted dogs and will ultimately provide a healthier animal. The specification is designed to 1 Protect the owners of pet animals from the inadvertent use of the animals in biomedical research. 2 Protect the health and provide for the comfort of those animals lawfully acquired for biomedical research.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine