This set of regulations establishes standards for the housing, care, and maintenance of animals in research facilities. It also includes record-keeping requirements for research facility operators.
(3) Space shall be supplied in each animal research facility to store the provisions necessary to adequately operate each such unit.
(1) Removal and disposal of animal, and all other food wastes, bedding, dead animals, and debris shall be done on a regular basis and at reasonable intervals. The disposal of these waste materials shall comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to pollution control.
(2) The temperature for an indoor animal research facility shall be regulated by heating and cooling to sufficiently protect each animal housed inside from extremes of temperatures. Temperatures shall not be allowed to fall below or rise above ranges which would cause discomfort or health hazards to any animal.
(3) Ventilation for an animal research facility shall be provided at all times by natural or mechanical means. Each animal research facility shall be operated to provide fresh air by means of windows, doors, vents, fans or air conditioning. Ventilation shall be established to minimize drafts, odors and moisture condensation.
(4) Each animal research facility shall be provided with uniformly distributed lighting. Lighting shall be in an amount sufficient to permit routine inspection and cleaning and be arranged so that each animal is protected from excessive illumination.
(5) Each animal research facility shall be provided with a drainage system which will effectively eliminate excess water from the animal research facility unit. If drains are used, they shall be constructed in such a manner to avoid all foul odors and any backup of sewage. Drainage systems shall comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to pollution control.
(1) Each animal research facility shall be constructed to prevent the overheating and discomfort of any animal. Shade shall be supplied either by natural or artificial means. Each animal research facility shall be constructed of acceptable materials and maintained in strict sanitary condition.
(2) Each animal research facility shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide sufficient space for each animal housed and to permit normal postural and social adjustments, with freedom of movement for each animal.
(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1990 Supp. 47-1712, as amended by L. 1991, Ch. 152, Sec. 32; effective, T-9-10-22-91, Oct. 22, 1991; effective Feb. 10, 1992.
(a) Animal food shall be wholesome, palatable, free from contamination and of nutritional value sufficient to maintain each animal in good health.
(b) Food receptacles shall be in sufficient number, of adequate size and so located as to enable each animal in the enclosure to be supplied with an adequate amount of food. Food receptacles shall be kept clean and sanitary.
(3) to reduce odors. Cages, rooms and pens which contain any animal having any infectious or transmissible disease shall be washed each day, and after each occupancy, with hot water and detergent. Effective disinfectant shall be applied as an incident of each washing.
(d) An effective program for the control of insects, ectoparasites and other pests shall be provided and maintained.
(e) A program for disease prevention, parasite control, euthanasia and adequate veterinary care shall be provided and maintained under the supervision of a veterinarian. Each animal shall be observed each day by the person in charge of the animal research facility or by someone working under their direct supervision.
(f) Each animal shall be handled in a manner which will not cause discomfort, stress or physical harm to that animal.
(g) Water and food shall be provided to each animal at least once during each 24 hour period. Any animal with the nutritional need or disease condition shall be fed more frequently.
Each operator of an animal research facility shall keep and maintain records for each animal purchased, acquired, held, transported, sold, or otherwise disposed of. The records shall include the following:
(a) The name and address of the person from whom each animal was acquired.
(b) The date each animal was acquired.
(c) A description of each animal showing age, size, color marking, sex, breed and any vaccinational information available. Records shall also include any other significant identification for each animal including any official tag number or tattoo.
(d) The name and address of the person to whom any animal is sold, given, bartered or to whom otherwise delivered. The record shall show the method of disposition.
(Authorized by and implementing K.S.A. 1990 Supp. 47-1712, as amended by L. 1991, Ch. 152, Sec. 32; effective, T-9-10-22-91, Oct. 22, 1991; effective Feb. 10, 1992.)