Per the Food and Drug Administration, "medical devices manufactured solely for use in veterinary medicine have not gone through any type of approval process, as such, there is no requirement for safety or efficacy evaluation."  As companion animal parents, we want what is best and what has been proven.  To ensure the highest quality of ethics, standards in the development of products Ideal Equine has established a voluntary Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC).

 

The IACUC ensures the humane care and use of animals in teaching and research at Ideal Equine DLLC and its partners. An IACUC is a federally mandated committee, qualified through the experience and expertise of its members, that oversees its institution's animal program, facilities, and procedures in compliance with federal regulations.  Ideal Equine, DLLC has appointed a voluntary ethics committee to ensure the animals health and long term well being always come first.  The Animal Welfare Act (Public Law 89-544, as amended), USPHS Policy, Guide, and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies are endorsed by Ideal Equine, DLLC IACUC. The Committee will review this information for appropriate treatment, care and use of the animals.  Animals will not be used until there is an approved IAF. The IAF is available for review by the IACUC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other appropriate officials.

 The Ideal Equine IACUC:

  • Reviews requests to use vertebrate animals in teaching, research, and demonstrations from product development to clinical trials.

  • Reviews the Ideal Equine's animal care program

  • Inspects animal facilities for compliance with animal welfare and occupational health standards

  • Provides training to faculty, staff, and students/volunteers on the humane care and use of vertebrate animals

  • Makes recommendations to Ideal Equine, its collaborators, partners or contractors for Research and Economic Development regarding the care of experimental animals

  • Investigates any concerns raised by any party to ensure the ethical treatment of animals

  • DOES NOT APPROVE PROTOCOLS FOR USDA PAIN AND DISTRESS CATEGORY D OR E TESTS OR PROCEDURES

INSTIUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITEE