***THE ACUC OFFICE IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, but our staff are working from home. Our review process is continuing as usual.
Please submit all paperwork by e-mail only to firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do not fax, we will not be in to receive documents.***
2020 Protocol Schedule
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|Drug formulary - all species|
*Classes Postponed Until Further Notice*
The next RODENT HANDLING*
The next SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY*
The next MOUSE BREEDING & COLONY MANAGEMENT*
Space is limited so sign up early.
For more information contact the ACUC office at email@example.com
*These classes are optional
**ONLINE TRAINING COURSE**
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 ACUC@jhmi.edu 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 ACUC@jhmi.edu 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.