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?
5. Which of the following would not be accepted by an IACUC as the sole justification for performing multiple major survival surgeries?
6. The location (room) in which a surgery can be conducted is not dependent on which factor?
7. A dedicated surgery suite must be used for which surgery?
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.