Announcements Feed https://www.research.uky.edu/ en Cayuse Animal Oversight Is Now Live https://www.research.uky.edu/resources/announcement/cayuse-animal-oversight-now-live <span>Cayuse Animal Oversight Is Now Live</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/11330" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rhthea2</span></span> <span>Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:46</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The transition of the IACUC application from eSirius3G™ to Cayuse Animal Oversight (AO) is complete.  The OAV-IACUC and DLAR staff will continue to develop the website and provide easily accessible system training and FAQs.  We appreciate your patience as we go live.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-unit-ref field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Unit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/159" hreflang="en">Office of the Attending Veterinarian </a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 13 Apr 2021 16:46:07 +0000 rhthea2 4042 at https://www.research.uky.edu IACUC Inspections to Resume https://www.research.uky.edu/resources/announcement/iacuc-inspections-resume <span>IACUC Inspections to Resume</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/756" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">azadam2</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/23/2020 - 14:03</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As per guidance from the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH OLAW), the University of Kentucky is expected to conduct previously postponed site inspections as soon as the IACUC can safely do so. Site inspections will resume in accordance with Phase 3 guidelines as established by the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). PIs and/or animal facility area supervisors will be contacted by email to determine the best days and times for an inspection. Inspection details will be discussed at that time. The CPR (Continuing Protocol Review) program will also resume in accordance with Phase 3 guidelines. Additional details will be provided at a later date.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-unit-ref field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Unit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/159" hreflang="en">Office of the Attending Veterinarian </a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/35" hreflang="en">Vice President For Research</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:03:30 +0000 azadam2 3360 at https://www.research.uky.edu New NIH/OLAW Expectation for Tracking Numbers of Animals Used in Research https://www.research.uky.edu/resources/announcement/new-niholaw-expectation-tracking-numbers-animals-used-research <span>New NIH/OLAW Expectation for Tracking Numbers of Animals Used in Research</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/756" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">azadam2</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:25</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As part of responsible care and use of animals in research, the National Institutes of Health/Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH/OLAW) has stated an expectation that the <strong>number of animals used in support of research be tracked, including those produced in excess of the number or type needed</strong>. This means that animals euthanized before weaning must also be counted and subtracted from approved animal numbers in the IACUC protocol. In order to meet this NIH/OLAW expectation, Mark Suckow (UK's Attending Veterinarian) has been working with faculty, DLAR staff, and representatives from the IACUC to determine a reasonable way for us to accomplish this at UK. Following two trials, we believe that we can meet the expectations by having investigators provide a monthly report of the number of pre-weanling animals euthanized.</p> <p>The process can be summarized as follows:</p> <p>Once per month, preferably at the end of the month, indicate on a census card the number of pre-weaning rodents that have been euthanized or found dead. No need to indicate the number that are weaned, as that is determined by DLAR once the litter is separated.</p> <ol class="secondary-font"> <li>You can indicate which pain category the rodents are in (Figure A below); or do not indicate the pain category (Figure B below).  Most pre-weaning rodents are in Category C, though there may be some protocols under which they are listed otherwise. </li> <li>Leave both (top and bottom) bar codes attached to the card.</li> <li>Turn in the census card to DLAR.</li> <li>Note that a separate card should be generated for each IACUC protocol under which pre-weaning rodents were euthanized.  The protocol number should be on the census card.</li> <li>Under this system, there will be no charge assessed.</li> </ol> <p>After cards are turned in, protocols will be debited for the indicated number of pups. This will help us alert PIs if they are approaching the number approved in the protocol so that an amendment can be submitted and non-compliance avoided. This will meet the expectations of NIH/OLAW.</p> <p>Please notify those in your laboratory who euthanize pre-weaning rodents to keep track of the number euthanized and to follow the process above.  Any questions can be directed to Mark Suckow (<a href="mailto:msuckow@uky.edu" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">msuckow@uky.edu</a>; 7-1117) or Cheryl Carmichael (<a href="mailto:cspina@email.uky.edu" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">cspina@email.uky.edu</a>; 3-6006).</p> <p><strong>See attachment for cage card examples.</strong></p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-unit-ref field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Unit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/159" hreflang="en">Office of the Attending Veterinarian </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-flyer field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Flyer/Information</div> <div class="field__item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"><a href="https://www.research.uky.edu/sites/default/files/2020-03/Cage%20Card%20Examples.pdf" type="application/pdf">Cage Card Examples.pdf</a></span> <span>(68.3 KB)</span> </div> </div> Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:25:43 +0000 azadam2 3149 at https://www.research.uky.edu Changes to the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals https://www.research.uky.edu/resources/announcement/changes-avma-guidelines-euthanasia-animals <span>Changes to the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals</span> <span><span lang="" about="/user/756" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">azadam2</span></span> <span>Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:21</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The American Veterinary Medical Association has released the most current version of <a href="https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.avma.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2F2020-01%2F2020_Euthanasia_Final_1-15-20.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7CZack.Adams%40uky.edu%7C0493632d1b084c362d1508d7c07415e0%7C2b30530b69b64457b818481cb53d42ae%7C0%7C0%7C637189477121530551&amp;sdata=M0NtTufQXlUk8VqgrpcMZ8xzIL%2F3srIkEaK%2BqyIdJ%2BY%3D&amp;reserved=0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank" title="">The AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition</a>.  Although the document includes a large number of changes, the one we would like to bring to your attention for immediate implementation is the <strong>increase in the recommended CO2 flow rate for rodent euthanasia from 10-30% to 30-70% cage volume/min.</strong></p> <p>We encourage you to read the document in its entirety to gain better insights into the work and recommendations from the AVMA Panel on Euthanasia and to <strong>update your lab procedures to conform to these new requirements</strong>. Please consult with your veterinarians to clarify any questions you may have about this new update and to inform your research staff of this new recommendation.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-unit-ref field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Unit</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/159" hreflang="en">Office of the Attending Veterinarian </a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 06 Mar 2020 15:21:00 +0000 azadam2 3148 at https://www.research.uky.edu