Animal housing areas are inspected annually by the campus IACUC and are subject to inspection by veterinarians from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Inspections are based on the structural elements listed below in addition to records relating to animal care and treatment and the currently approved protocol.


  • Structural strength
  • Water and electric power
  • Storage of food and bedding
  • Waste disposal
  • Washrooms and sinks
  • Heating and temperature
  • Ventilation
  • Lighting
  • Interior surfaces
  • Drainage
  • Shelter from sunlight, rain, snow, and cold weather

Animal Health and Husbandry:

  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • Sanitation
  • Cleaning
  • Housekeeping
  • Veterinary Care


  • Vehicles
  • Transport enclosures
  • Food and water
  • Care in transit