To help keep the research community apprised of important updates and changes impacting animal care and use at the University of Michigan, ULAM Faculty Veterinarians hosted virtual Vet Check-In Meetings in September 2022.
If you were unable to attend a meeting and would like to learn more about what was discussed, meeting resources are now available to review and download.
Discussion topics included:
- Upcoming changes to euthanasia consolidation procedures for mice
- Upcoming expired drugs and substances policy changes (review policy document on Animal Care A-Z)
- Training Core and technical services updates
- AAALAC 2023 Site Visit preparations (see related announcement)
Meeting slides, which include embedded hyperlinks for quick access to additional content, are available via U-M Dropbox (or paste animalcare.umich.edu/fall2022-ufc-slides into your web browser) using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.
A 19-minute recording of one meeting is also available at animalcare.umich.edu/fall2022-ufc-recording. The recording will be available for viewing through December 1, 2022.
|0:05||Introduction & Brief Overview|
|2:17||Mouse & Rat Euthanasia Procedure Changes|
|4:14||Recent Changes to Analgesic Drugs|
|4:30||– Changes to Buprenorphine Dosing|
|7:34||– Examples of Reusing Barcodes|
|8:21||ULAM Training Core Updates|
|9:33||ULAM Technical Services|
|10:02||– Veterinary Technician Technical Services|
|10:45||Changes in Weekend Veterinary Technician Hours|
|11:50||A Discussion on Endpoints|
|15:15||Differentiating Adverse Consequences from Adverse Events|
|16:25||Reminders About Trio Breeding and Trio Birthing in Mice|
|17:35||Planning for AAALAC 2023 Site Visit|
|18:21||– AAALAC 2023 Preparation Survey|
Please reach out to your facility's ULAM Faculty Veterinarian with additional questions or concerns about any of the topics above. A discussion with your veterinarian can also help optimize many different aspects of your research, including:
- Facility and/or project-specific questions
- Anesthesia protocols
- Proper analgesia
- Proper use of antibiotics or other adjunctive drugs
- Surgical techniques
If you don’t know your faculty veterinarian, send an email to email@example.com and your question will be routed appropriately.
Links marked with a lock icon can only be accessed using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.