An Animal Incident is any unexpected or atypical event involving animals covered by an IACUC protocol. Such events include (but are not limited to) animal death under anesthesia, post-procedural complications, and illness and injury that have not been anticipated in the protocol. In wildlife research, such events include (but are not limited to) animal death in field trap or unexpected injury during animal handling.
When an Animal Incident occurs, protocol personnel should:
- Promptly inform the PI for the protocol if he/she is not present.
- Promptly contact the Attending Veterinarian and/or Vivarium personnel for advice if needed.
- Promptly Review and Submit an IACUC incident report