AWA Section 1

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  1. Define an Activity.
    Those elements of research , testing, or teaching procedures that involve the care and use of animals.
  2. Define an animal according to the AWA.
    Any living or dead dog, cat, nonhuman primate, guinea pig, hamster,rabbit or any other warm-blooded animal which is being used for research, teaching, testing, experimentation or exhibition purposes or as a pet.
  3. Which animals are excluded from the AWA?
    Birds, rats of the genus Rattus and mice of the genus Mus bred for use in research and horses not used for research purposes and other farm animals, such as, but not limited to livestock or poultry, used or intended for use as food or fiber, or livestock or poultry used or intended for use for improving animal nutrition, breeding, management or production efficiency.
  4. What does APHIS stand for?
    Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
  5. When can APHIS perform an inspection?
    7 AM to 7 PM Monday through Friday except on holidays.
  6. How does a class A dealer differ from a class B dealer?
    A class A dealer breeds animals on its premises for research purposes in a closed or stable colony. Animals are acquired for the sole purposes of maintaining or enhancing the breeding colony. A class B dealer purchases animals for resale.
  7. According to the AWA, who is required to be members of the IACUC?
    3 members are required. At least one most be a veterinarian and one most be a non-affiliated member.
  8. T or F A company that sells blood, serum, or organs for research,teaching, testing, or experimentation is considered a dealer and is regulated under the AWA.
  9. Are pet stores considered dealers?
  10. T or F Dead dogs and cats are not covered by the AWA.
  11. Define euthanasia.
    The humane destruction of an animal accomplished by a method that produces rapid unconsciousness and subsequent death without evidence of pain or distress.
  12. T of F Carnivals, circuses, animal acts, zoos and educational exhibits are not covered under the AWA if they do not make a profit.
  13. When are rabbits, chinchilla, or mink considered to be farm animals and therefore not covered under the AWA?
    When they are raised for food or fur.
  14. A surface which does not permit the absorption of fluids, will not retain odors and can be repeatedly cleaned and disinfected is said to be ____________________________.
  15. What humidity range is required to be maintained in any indoor housing facility?
  16. What is an intermediate handler?
    Anyone engaged in any business in which he receives custody of animals in connection with their transportation in commerce.
  17. Who is the institutional official?
    The individual at the research facility who is authorized to legally commit on behalf of the facility that requirements of 9 CRF part 1,2 & 3 (AWA) will be met.
  18. What constitutes a major operative procedure?
    If a body cavity is penetrated or exposed or if it produces permanent impairment of physical or psychological functions.
  19. What is the minimum horizontal dimension of a tank used to house marine mammals?
    The diameter of a circular pool or in the case of a square, rectangular or oblong pool, the diameter of the largest circle that can be inserted into the confines of the pool.
  20. How is a painful procedure defined by the AWA?
    Anything that would reasonably be expected to cause more than momentary pain or distress in a human being, in excess of that caused by an injection or other minor procedure.
  21. What is a primary enclosure?
    A structure or device used to restrict an animal to a limited amount of space.
  22. According to the AWA, what is a quorum of an IACUC?
    A majority of the members.
  23. What does sanitize mean?
    To make physically clean and to remove and destroy to the maximum degree that is practical, agents injurious to health.
  24. Who is the Secretary referred to in the AWA?
    The Secretary of Agriculture
  25. Define a study area.
    Any building, room, area or enclosure outside a core facility in which animals are housed for > 12 hours.
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AWA Section 1
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