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Animal Welfare

Kunming, China, January 09, 2017

KBI ensures that all the animals receive good care through our world-class husbandry, veterinary medical care and environmental enrichment programs. KBI has received full accreditation from the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and has passed the animal care and welfare audits conducted by our clients, and by the local Chinese regulatory agencies.
·  Husbandry is provided by well-trained and experienced animal care staff
·  Veterinary medical care is provided by a dedicated team of well trained and experienced Veterinarians
·  Environmental enrichment materials are provided to all animals


KBI has a strong and active Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) that upholds our commitment to internal animal welfare ethical governance. 
The IACUC membership is appointed by the KBI Institutional Official. The committee is composed of:
·  Chairperson
·  Attending Veterinarian
·  Scientist
·  Non-scientist
·  Public (non-affiliate) member

Roles and responsibilities:
·  Provide oversight and evaluation of KBI’s Animal Care and Use Program and facilities by ensuring compliance with regulation related to the proper care, use and humane treatment of animals used in research and testing
·  Regular review and approval of study protocol
·  Post-approval monitoring
·  Semi-annual animal care and use program review and facilities inspection

The IACUC has developed and implemented a set of guidelines and policies to help the Study Directors and Principal Investigators in ensuring compliance to international animal welfare standards.
Policies are in place for the following:·  Physical restraint
·  Blood collection – sampling sites, collection limit volumes and recovery periods
·  Administration of substances – routes and volumes
·  Food and water restriction
·  Multiple survival surgeries
·  Euthanasia and humane end points
·  Animal welfare concerns reporting


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