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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 animalcare.umich.edu/fall2023-ufc-resources 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

Timestamp

Topic

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

Questions?

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.

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