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					               USDA CATEGORIES OF PAIN
Category B   Animals involved      Examples:
Procedures   in breeding or
             housing only.              Breeding Colony Only (no genotyping)
                                        Housing Only (no procedures)
                                        Observation in Natural Habitat (no physical
                                         contact with animals)
Category C   Animals involved      Examples:
Procedures   in experiments,
             teaching, research,         Alert Animals (behavioral observation or
             surgery, or tests            brief restraint)
             which are                   Change in Environmental Parameters (light
             conducted                    cycle, temperature, etc.)
             involving no pain           Chemical Carcinogens
             and no distress.            Euthanasia Followed by Tissue or Organ
             There should be no           Harvest
             use for pain-               Food or Water Deprivation or Limitation
             relieving drugs.            Forced Exercise
                                         Microbiological Agents
                                         Non-Surgical Collection of Body Fluid
                                          (blood, urine, etc.)
                                         Observation Only (while housed in an
                                          animal facility
                                         Simple Injections (intravenous,
                                          subcutaneous, intradermal)
                                         Radioisotopes
                                         Use of Parasitic Hosts (i.e. to feed ticks)

Category D   Animals involved            Anesthetize and Release ( i.e. for blood
Procedures   in experiments,              sampling)
             teaching, research,         Antibody Production: Monoclonal &
             surgery, or tests            Polyclonal
             which are                   Burns
             conducted                   Controlled Toxic Substances, Toxic Drugs,
             involving                    or Alcohol
             accompanying pain           Electric Shock
             or distress to the          Footpad Injections (antibody productions
             animals and for              or microorganisms)
             which appropriate
                                         Gavage
             anesthetic,
                                         Induction of Illness (including the
             analgesic, or
                                          administration of toxic substances)
             tranquilizing drugs
                                         Lavage
             are used.
                                         Survival Surgery (major or minor –
                                        includes multiple)
                                       Non-Survival Surgery
                                       Transgenic Mouse Production and
                                        Maintenance
                                       Tumor Induction or Implantation
                                       Prolonged or Unusual Restraint
Category E   Animals involved          Death as an Endpoint
Procedures   in experiments,           Lethal Dosage Studies
             teaching, research,       Noxious Stimuli From Which There is No
             surgery, or tests          Escape
             that involve              Pain Studies
             accompanying pain
             or distress, and for
             which the use of
             appropriate
             anesthetic,
             analgesic, or
             tranquilizing drugs
             are not used
             because they would
             adversely affect the
             procedures, results,
             or interpretation of
             the data.

				
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