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Semiannual Facility 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

Semiannual Facility 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.
  • Terrestrial Animal Housing and Support Areas

  • 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
  • Room/Cage:

  • 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:

  • space meets physiologic, behavioral xv, and socialxvi needs

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • secure environment provided

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • durable, nontoxic materials in good repair and no risk of injury

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • flooring is safe and appropriate for species

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • adequate bedding and structures for resting, sleeping, breeding

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • objective assessments of housing and management are made

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • procedures for routine husbandry are documented

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • socially housed animals can escape or hide to avoid aggression

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • cage height provides adequate clearance (

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • animals express natural postures, can turn around, access food and water, and rest away from urine and feces

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • rationalexvii p 56 for Guide/USDA space exceptions approved by IACUC and based on performance indices

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • dogs and cats allowed to exercise and provided human interaction

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • nonhuman primates are socially housed except for scientific, veterinary or behavior reasons

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • single housing of nonhuman primates is for shortest duration possible

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • opportunities for release into larger enclosures is considered for single caged nonhuman primates

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • agricultural animals are housed socially

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • food troughs and water devices for agricultural animals allow access for all animals

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

  • structures and resources promote species typical behavior

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • novelty of enrichment is considered

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • species specific plans for housing including enrichment, behavior and activity are developed and reviewed regularly by IACUC, researchers and veterinarian

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • animal care personnel receive training to identify abnormal animal behaviors

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • stability of pairs or groups is monitored for incompatibility

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • single housing is justified for social species

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • single housing is limited to the minimum period necessary

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • additional enrichment for single housed animals is provided

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • single housing is reviewed regularly by IACUC and veterinarian

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • habituation to routine procedures is part of enrichment program

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Sheltered or Outdoor Housing:

  • weather protection and opportunity for retreat

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • appropriate size

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • ventilation and sanitation of shelter (no waste/moisture build-up)

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • animal acclimation

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • social compatibility

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • roundup/restraint procedures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • appropriate security

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Naturalistic Environments:

  • animals added /removed with consideration of effect on group

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • adequate food, fresh water, and shelter ensured

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Food:

  • feeding schedule and procedures including caloric intake management

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • contamination prevention

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • vendor quality control

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • storage in sealed containers

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • expiration date labeling

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • vermin control

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • rotation of stocks

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Water:

  • ad libitum unless

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • QC procedures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Bedding and Nesting Materials:

  • species appropriate

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • keeps animals dry

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • QC procedures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • minimizes scientific variables

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Sanitation:

  • frequency of bedding/substrate change

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

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

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • assessing effectiveness

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Waste Disposal:

  • procedures for collection

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • procedures for storage and disposal

    • 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 rodent 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
  • monitoring of backup systems

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

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • a disaster plan that takes into account both personnel and animals

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Identification:

  • cage/rack cards contain required information

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

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Recordkeeping:

  • clinical records accessible and contain appropriate information

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • records are provided when animals are transferred between institutions

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Breeding Genetics and Nomenclature:

  • appropriate genetic records, management and monitoring procedures

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • phenotypes that affect wellbeing are reported to IACUC and effectively managed

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • Storage:

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

    • Pass
    • Flag
    • Fail
  • bedding in vermin-free area and 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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