On-Demand Resources from Fall 2023 ULAM Faculty Vet Check-In Meetings Now Available

December 5, 2023

Laptop and file download icon with text reading Now Available: On-Demand Resources from Fall 2022 Vet Check-In MeetingsTo 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 veterinary check-in meetings in November 2023. 

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:

  • Expectations for medical records for procedures and non-survival surgeries
  • Minimum anesthesia monitoring expectations for rats and mice
  • Reminders about proper use of drop jars for isoflurane anesthesia
  • Drug expiration updates/Ethiqa updates
  • Reminders on expiration dates and expectations for special diets
  • Light timer updates from husbandry

Meeting slides, which include embedded hyperlinks for quick access to additional content, are available via U-M Dropbox (or paste animalcare.umich.edu/fall2023-ufc-resources into your web browser) yellow lock icon using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.

Meeting Overview

A 32-minute recording of one meeting is also available hereyellow lock icon. The recording will be available for viewing through January 16th, 2024.




0:00   Introduction & Brief Overview
1:05   ULAM Veterinary Teams Update
2:15   Policy on Use, Storage and Expiration of Substances, Agents, and Medical Materials 
10:05   EthiqaXR Update
12:45   Drop jar isoflurane euthanasia
15:00   Anesthesia Monitoring and Records
15:30   Records for non-surgical & non-survival procedures 
18:00   Anesthesia monitoring expectations for mice and rats
24:20   Dedicated Clothing vs PPE
25:12   Equipment Sanitization
26:40   Importance of Lighting
29:30   Lab Member Onboarding
30:45   Single Housing Tabs


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 ulam-questions@umich.edu and your question will be routed appropriately.

yellow lock icon Links marked with a lock icon can only be accessed using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.