In addition to the above regulatory bodies. state and local regulations may exist.
The basic unit of an effective animal care and use program is the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (lACUC) . The USDA, PHS. and AAALAC require an lACUC at any insti tution using cats in research. teaching. or testing. Important points regarding the composition of the lACUC include:
Number of members. USDA regulations require a mini mum of three members. while the PHS policy requires a minimum of five members.