UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Responsible and ethical animal care and use is a central component of the culture at UW-River Falls. Animal use in research, teaching, and exhibition is performed with oversight from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). The IACUC has three primary duties:
All findings of inspections and investigations are reported to the Provost. Overall, the IACUC is responsible for ensuring the safe and ethical use of animals and compliance with federally mandated standards of animal care and use in UWRF-related activities. You can find more information regarding training and animal use at UW-River Falls below.
Before faculty, staff, and students can work with animals in teaching, research, and exhibition, they must be trained.
After training is complete, the certificate must be uploaded to the training database. Training certificates are valid for three years before refresher training and renewal is required.
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All university activities involving the use of animals in teaching, research, and exhibition – except for those listed in the document below - must be reviewed by the Animal Care and Use Committee.
The administrative policy for the UW-River Falls IACUC can be found here:
The UW-River Falls IACUC is also a resource for faculty, staff, and students who use animals in their teaching, research, and exhibition activities. Here are some helpful references regarding animal use. If more information is needed, please email email@example.com
AWA Blue Book
FASS Guide for the Care of Agricultural Animals
NAMI Guide for Care and Use of Animals
If you need to report a concern regarding animal care and use at UW-River Falls, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry Baumann, Animal and Food Science
James Cortright, Psychology
Joseph Gathman, Biology
Jeanna Hayes, Risk Management
Dick Jones-Witthuhn, DVM, Consulting Veterinarian, Kinnicroix and Riverfalls Veterinary Clinic
Bonnie Walters, Animal and Food Science
Greg Zwald, Laboratory Farms
Katie Mazac, Community Member.
Kurt Vogel, Animal and Food Science, chair
Molly Van Wagner, Director of Grants & Research, (ex officio, non-voting)