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


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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 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 euthanasia
  • Drug expiration/EthiqaXR 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 into your web browser) requires Level-1 U-M login credentials using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.

Meeting Overview

A 32-minute recording of one meeting is also available here requires Level-1 U-M login credentials. The recording will be available for viewing through January 16, 2024.

Recording timestamps




Introduction & Brief Overview


ULAM Veterinary Teams Update


Policy on Use, Storage and Expiration of Substances, Agents, and Medical Materials


EthiqaXR® Update


Drop Jar Isoflurane Euthanasia


Anesthesia Monitoring and Records


Records for Non-Surgical & Non-Survival Procedures


Anesthesia Monitoring Expectations for Mice and Rats


Dedicated Clothing vs. PPE


Equipment Sanitization


Importance of Lighting


Lab Member Onboarding


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 and your question will be routed appropriately.

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