Here you will find a repository of forms, policies and procedures related to research at the University of Delaware. This repository draws on sources throughout campus to provide quick and easy access to these resources in a variety of formats, such as html, MSWord and Adobe PDF. We encourage you to explore and use the tools provided to narrow your search by word, resource type or category in order to learn more about the content that governs research at UD.
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This Animal Subjects in Research procedure is in place to ensure the humane and ethical treatment of animal subjects in research. Please review the material carefully before proceeding.
CO2 inhalation is commonly used for euthanasia procedures. CO2 has rapid depressant and anesthetic properties. It is reasonably safe for the handler and is an inexpensive method of euthanasia especially for rodents. Compressed gas CO2 must be used. Dry ice is not acceptable. CO2 is colorless, odorless and heavier than air.