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Johns Hopkins Animal Care and Use Program

      2018 Protocol Schedule
Protocols Due
Meeting Dates
   January 2
   January 18
   February 1
   February 15
   March 1
   March 15
   April 2
   April 19
   May 1
   May 17
   June 1
   June 21
   July 2
   July 19
   August 1
   August 16
   September 4
   September 20
   October 1
   October 18
   November 1
   November 15
   December 3
   December 20

Quick Links

Animal Care and Use Online Training
Animal Exposure Surveillance Questionnaire
Johns Hopkins "Blue book"
Drug formulary - all species

The next RODENT HANDLING* class will be held on 11/8/18.

The next SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY (previously called Rodent Surgery)*  class will be held on 10/11/18. 

The next MOUSE BREEDING & COLONY MANAGEMENT* class will be held 10/22/18.

Space is limited so sign up early.

For more information contact the ACUC office at

*These classes are optional


Mouse Breeding & Colony Management

Date/Time: October 22nd, 2018 @ 9:30am - 11:00am

Location:  Miller Research Bldg, Rm G-07


For more information call 443-287-3738


Animal Care and Use Online Training can be found under "Quick Links" or through "Important Links".  Pop-up Blocker must be turned OFF and you must have Adobe Flash Player version 8 or higher. If you experience any problems please call our office at 443-287-3738.     

*****BUPIVACAINE USERS-  Please Read*****

We have been informed that bupivacaine is currently on backorder for an extended period of time due to manufacturer delays.  If you are currently approved to use bupivacaine as a local anesthetic it is acceptable to substitute either lidocaine or ropivacaine without the need to submit an amendment.  The recommended dosages are as follows:

Lidocaine (2%)-  Dilute to 0.5%, do not exceed 7 mg/kg total dose

Ropivacaine (0.2%)-  No need to dilute, do not exceed 8 mg/kg total dose

If it is necessary to switch to either of these options please send an email to including the protocol number and which drug will be added to your protocol.

**ATTENTION Buprenorphine Users- UPDATED**

We have updated the policy (found under Policies and Guidelines) for use of extended release formulations of buprenorphine. These formulations are designed to eliminate the need for multiple dosing. If you are currently approved to use buprenorphine as an analgesic agent and would like to use one of these formulations we are allowing a substitution without the requirement of an amendment. An email must be sent to giving the protocol number and stating that extended release buprenorphine is being added to the protocol.  If you are not currently approved to use buprenorphine and would like to add this as an option then an amendment will need to be submitted.  The new policy provides a description of the drugs and dosing.  For ordering, please go to Important Links and click on Instructions for purchasing Buprenorphine SR and SRLab from ZooPharm. 


***On 10/29/18 and 10/31/18, the ACUC office will be closing at 3:30 pm and 4 pm respectively so that staff can attend a workshop. Paperwork can be left in the box provided outside the main office doors.***    

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