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Johns Hopkins Animal Care and Use Program

      2019 Protocol Schedule
Protocols Due
Meeting Dates
   January 2
   January 17
   February 1
   February 21
   March 1
   March 21
   April 1
   April 18
   May 1
   May 16
   June 3
   June 20
   July 1
   July 18
   August 1
   August 15
   September 3
   September 19
   October 1
   October 17
   November 1
   November 21
   December 2
   December 19

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 11/14/19.

The next SMALL ANIMAL SURGERY (previously called Rodent Surgery)*  class will be held on 10/10/19. 

The next MOUSE BREEDING & COLONY MANAGEMENT* class will be held 10/30/19.

Space is limited so sign up early.

For more information contact the ACUC office at

*These classes are optional






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. 



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