|ANESTHETIC & ANALGESIC DOSAGES
Animal anesthesia, analgesia and pain management are crucial
components of the animal use protocol. The standard of care at UCSF is
to prevent animal pain whenever possible and to treat animal pain whenever
Exceptions to these principles are permitted only in the minority of protocols
approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as USDA Category
anesthetic and analgesic regimens combine drugs from a variety of classes.
They are designed to maximize the desired effects while minimizing those
unhealthy side effects that occur with over-reliance on a single agent.
See the LARC Animal Pain Management: Principles and Practices for more information.
Mouse Dosage Calculator for IACUC preferred Analgesics and Anesthetics.