Pain, Distress and Humane Endpoints - October 2016

Audience: Seasoned IACUC members

IACUC members recognize their role includes:

  • Ensuring minimization of pain and distress
  • Evaluating humane endpoints


  • Define pain and distress
  • Define experimental and humane endpoints
  • Evaluate procedure for pain, distress and humane endpoints (IACUC role)
  • Recognize methods to manage pain and distress
  • Assess protocol which includes unrelieved pain and distress

Module Developers: Mary Lou James, Eugene Matullo, Brent Morse, Jim O’Malley, Nora Wineland, JoAnne Zurlo

Module Materials
Slides (PPT) (Powerpoint - 9.77 MB)
Module Question

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