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THE INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE (IACUC)
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 diagnosed. Exceptions to these principles are permitted only in the minority of protocols approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee as USDA Category E.

Multi-modal 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.

Species Specific Formulary

  • Mouse Anesthesia and Analgesia Formulary
  • Rat Anesthesia and Analgesia Formulary
  • Rabbit Anesthesia and Analgesia Formulary
  • Non-Human Primate Anesthesia and Analgesia Formulary
  • Swine Anesthesia and Analgesia Formulary