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 January 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 buprenorphine dosing for rodents (see recent announcement)
- Reminders about light timers in animal housing rooms (see related newsletter article)
- New information for Carprofen storage (see recent announcement)
- Arranging veterinary consultations for modifications to anesthesia or euthanasia methods
Meeting slides, which include embedded hyperlinks for quick access to additional content, are available via U-M Dropbox (or paste animalcare.umich.edu/augWinter2022-slides into your web browser) using valid Level-1 login credentials.
A 29-minute recording of one meeting is also available at animalcare.umich.edu/augWinter2022-recording. The recording will be available for viewing through April 30, 2022.
|0:05||Introduction & Brief Overview|
|2:50||Important Drug Updates|
|3:03||– Changes to Buprenorphine Dosing in Rats and Mice|
|12:04||– Diluted Carprofen Storage Changes|
|14:42||– Reminders About Expired Drugs|
|16:40||Common Errors on Surgical Records|
|18:43||Light Cycle Disruptions|
|26:30||RCA & QA Virtual Office Hours|
|28:44||Planning for AAALAC 2023|
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.
Share Your Feedback
Suggestions for future meeting topics and/or ways for us to further enhance our communications and outreach are welcomed at any time. Feedback may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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