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Reminders for Transporting Animals Between Buildings and Throughout Campus

Husbandry Safety SOP

When transporting animals between animal care facilities (either from room to room, building to building, or through a public area), please remember that all methods of transport MUST, first and foremost, provide for the health and welfare of the animals.

Transport must also:

  • Follow as direct a route as possible,
  • Be conducted in a timely manner, and
  • Use appropriate discretion (e.g., cages are covered and public areas are avoided whenever/wherever possible)

A comprehensive list of procedures for transporting all animal species within or outside of animal care facilities can be reviewed in the Procedures for Animal Transportation.

ULAM’s Truck Services are also available to transfer animals between buildings, to deliver animals received at the ULAM Dock to other campus locations, and for pickup of animals shipped to the Detroit Metro Airport.


If you need additional information, please consult with your facility’s ULAM Husbandry Supervisor requires Level-1 U-M login credentials or contact a member of the Quality Assurance Team in the Animal Care & Use Office at

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