Non-survival surgery is defined as any surgery in which the animal will not regain consciousness. Such procedures may be performed in a suitably located and equipped laboratory, subject to ARC evaluation and approval. Non-survival surgeries do not require the use of aseptic technique or the use of a dedicated facility, provided that the animals are not anesthetized long enough to show evidence of infection. For further details, please refer to the ARC Policy on Non-Survival Surgical Procedures.