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Animal Care

The animal care program at UL Lafayette New Iberia Research Center is responsible for care, husbandry, and management of all non-human primates. Our primary focus is to provide a consistent quality animal care program employing a system by adhering to standards of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animal, AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Laboratory Animals, the USDA Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Regulatory Code, Title 33, Part XV Radiation Protection, NIH Guidelines for Research Involving Recombinant DNA Molecules, and Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories.