High quality animal care is the most important priority when studies are carried out.
All animals are checked daily to ensure proper housing and health requirements are met.
A board-certified veterinarian is available to answer questions and assist with animal
health issues through the Laboratory Animal Medicine. .
Animal Holding and Technical Support Program - Expertise
Expertise in the animal facility and consultation with the Principal Investigator allow
all aspects of detailed protocols to be carried out. The facility managers, veterinarian,
and technicians can assist with the animal study proposal before it is submitted to the
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC). Once the
protocol is approved by the IACUC, the work is scheduled with the individual building
manager. Protocols are carried out in buildings where expertise, space and equipment
are appropriate. Regular communication and close interaction with the Principal
Investigator ensure that the study progression and results (expected or unexpected)
are dealt with in a timely manner.
||Chemical preparation: Calculation and production of
solutions for animal treatments
||Animal diets: Diets can be mixed to any formulation,
including the addition of carcinogenic, toxic or hazardous ingredients.
||Compound administration: IP, SC, IV, IG, IC, IM,
intra-urethral, intra-renal, intra-tracheal, intra-rectal, topical
skin-painting, water bottles, diet, and others as requested.