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1. Which statement does not apply to experimental surgery on animals?

a. Sterile technique is optional for most survival surgeries.
b. Either general or regional anesthesia is required to prevent pain.
c. Prior planning is very important.
b. A goal of sterile technique is to prevent contamination of the surgical site.

2. Which statement concerning survival experimental surgery is false?

a. An animal will regain consciousness after a survival surgery.
b. Sterile technique must be used for survival surgeries.
c. If the incision site on the skin is disinfected with iodine or chlorhexidine compounds, hair clipping is not necessary.
d. The critical factor in classifying survival and non-survival surgeries is whether the animal is allowed to recover from anesthesia.

3. Which statement concerning non-survival surgery is true?

a. If an animal undergoes non-survival surgery, the surgical site should be
b. If an animal undergoes non-survival surgery, no preparation of the surgical site is necessary because infections are not a concern.
c. Sterile technique is required for non-survival surgery even though infections are not a concern.
d. >Non-survival surgery is surgery in which the animal regains consciousness after the surgery.

4. Surgery that penetrates and exposes a body cavity or produces substantial physical impairment is described as what kind of surgery?

a. Non-survival
b. Survival
c. Minor
d. Major

5. Which of the following would not be accepted by an IACUC as the sole justification for performing multiple major survival surgeries?

a. Scientific need
b. Cost savings
c. Clinical need should complications arise.
d. Conservation of rare or endangered species.

6. The location (room) in which a surgery can be conducted is not dependent on which factor?

a. Whether the surgery is survival or non-survival
b. Whether a surgery is major or minor
c. The species of the surgical patient
d. The source of funding

7. A dedicated surgery suite must be used for which surgery?

a. Major survival surgery on rodents
b. Non-survival surgery
c. Major non-survival surgery on non-rodent mammals
d. Major survival surgery on non-rodent mammals

8. Which of the following statements about the postoperative period is false?

a. Animals should be monitored during the postoperative period.
b. If a procedure would be painful in a human, one should assume that it would be painful in an animal.
c. Postoperative analgesia should be discussed and approved by a veterinarian.
d. Postoperative analgesia is not generally needed in rodents.

9. Which of the following statements about postoperative care records is false?

a. Written postoperative care records are not necessary as long as proper care is provided and treatments are administered.
b. Daily observations are usually recorded during the postoperative period.
c. Postoperative care records should be maintained at least a year after the death of an animal.
d. For rodents, individual postoperative care records are not usually maintained.

10. Because they cannot vomit and are not prone to aspiration pneumonia, which of the following animals should not routinely be fasted prior to surgery?

a. Dogs and cats
b. Rodents and rabbits
c. Dogs, cats, and primates.
d. Ferrets and cats

11. Which of the following are not allowed by USDA policy, unless the IACUC approves?

a. Entries on postoperative care records by multiple individuals
b. Actions taken to ensure continuity of postoperative care.
c. Entries on postoperative care records by non-veterinarians
d. Changes in animal ownership and movement of animals between facilities during the postoperative period