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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) reviews all research, training and teaching that involves vertebrate animals in accordance with USDA* and PHS.** policie

*USDA Definition

Animal means any live or dead dog, cat, nonhuman primate, guinea pig, hamster, rabbit, or any other warm blooded animal, which is being used, or is intended for use for research, teaching, testing, experimentation, or exhibition purposes, or as a pet. This term excludes: Birds, rats of the genus Rattus and mice of the genus Mus bred for use in research, and horses not used for research purposes and other farm animals, such as, but not limited to livestock or poultry, used or intended for use as food or fiber, or livestock or poultry used or intended for use for improving animal nutrition, breeding, management, or production efficiency, or for improving the quality of food or fiber." With respect to a dog, the term means all dogs, including those used for hunting, security, or breeding purposes.

**PHS Definition

Any live, vertebrate animal used or intended for use in research, research training, experimentation, or biological testing or for related purposes.

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Office of Compliance
Sam H. Ingram Bldg. 010A
Murgreesboro, TN 37132
Phone: 615-494-8918
Fax: 615-898-5028
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