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Aquatic Animal Housing and Support Areas Inspection Checklist

The Facility Inspection Checklist is used to help in conducting semiannual reviews of programs and facilities for the care and use of animals.
MaintainX
07/26/2022

Aquatic Animal Housing and Support Areas Inspection Checklist

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The Facility Inspection Checklist is used to help in conducting semiannual reviews of programs and facilities for the care and use of animals.
  • Date:

  • Location:

  • Location:

  • animal areas separate from personnel areas

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • separation of species

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • separation by disease status

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • security and access control

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Construction:

  • corridors

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • animal room doors

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • exterior windows

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • floors

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • drainage

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • walls and ceilings

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • heating ventilation and air conditioning

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • power and lighting

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • noise control

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • vibration control

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • environmental monitoring

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Water Quality:

  • standards for acceptable quality are established

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • chlorine, chloramines, chemical, and reactive bioproducts are removed or neutralized prior to use in aquatic systems

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Life Support System:

  • water source is based on appropriate controls and research requirements

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • biofilter is of sufficient size to process bioload

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Temperature, Humidity and Ventilation/Illumination/Noise and Vibration:

  • temperature and humidity

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • ventilation and air quality

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • illumination

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • noise and vibration

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Primary Enclosure:

  • allows for normal physiological and behavioral needs

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • allows social interaction for social species

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • provides a balanced, stable environment

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • provides appropriate water quality and monitoring

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • allows access to food and waste removal

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • restricts escape and entrapment

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • allows undisturbed observation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • constructed of nontoxic materials

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • prevents electrical hazards

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • space needs of species are evaluated by IACUC during program evaluations and facility inspections

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Environmental Enrichment, Social Housing, Behavioral and Social Management:

  • enrichment elicits appropriate behaviors and is safe

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • semi-aquatic reptiles are provided terrestrial areas

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • handling is kept to a minimum and appropriate techniques are in place at facility or protocol level

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • nets are cleaned, disinfected and managed to avoid contamination of systems

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Food:

  • storage to prevent contamination, preserve nutrients and prevent pests

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • delivery ensures access to all , minimizing aggression and nutrient loss

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • storage times are based on manufacturer recommendations or accepted practice

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • a nutritionally complete diet is provided

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Substrate:

  • amount, type and presentation of substrate is appropriate for the system and the species

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Sanitation, Cleaning and Disinfection

  • frequency of tank/cage cleaning and disinfection is determined by water quality, permits adequate viewing and health monitoring

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • cleaning and disinfection of macroenvironment

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Waste Disposal:

  • procedures for collection

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • hazardous wastes are rendered safe before removal from facility

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • animal carcasses

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Pest Control:

  • regularly scheduled

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • documented program including control of pests and insecticide use

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Emergency, Weekend, and Holiday Animal Care:

  • care provided by qualified personnel every day

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • provision for accessible contact information

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • o emergency response plans in place to address major system failures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • veterinary care available after hours, weekends, and holidays

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Identification:

  • cage/tank cards contain required information

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • genotype information included and standardized nomenclature used when applicable

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Recordkeeping:

  • water quality parameters and frequency of testing recorded

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • records kept on feeding, nonexpired food supplies, live cultures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Storage:

  • adequate space for equipment, supplies, food, substrate and refuse

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • substrate protected from contamination

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • food in vermin-free, temperature and humidity controlled area and protected from contamination

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • refuse storage is separate

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • carcass and animal tissue storage is separate, refrigerated below 7ºC and cleanable

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Personnel:

  • adequate space for locker rooms, administration and training

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
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