Division of Laboratory Animal Resources

Mission Statement

Provide the highest quality of veterinary services and humane care and treatment to the laboratory animal species used by researchers at the University of Kentucky.  Assisting in the continued advancement of scientific knowledge for the benefit of mankind and abiding by the ethical principles of humane animal care and good science in accordance with all regulatory agencies. While serving as a resource for knowledge and technical expertise by providing an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation with our researchers.


eSirius3g becomes Cayuse Animal Oversight

eSirius3G™ (NTM) was purchased by Cayuse which necessitates a move to the cloud. The IACUC application management software will no longer be provided by eSirius3G™. Cayuse has purchased the application and will be moving to the Cayuse cloud platform. We hope to make this transition as seamless as possible for you. Eventually this will enable current eSirius3g researchers to integrate research information with other Cayuse products (such as that provided by OSPA) and improve data analytics.

The move to the cloud will require 5 –7 days of downtime to allow Cayuse to move, deploy and test the production site. Due to some issues with “Single Sign On” and conversion issues we have made the decision to push our “go-live” date out to early June. As we get closer to the go-live date we will send emails and notices to our users with the exact date of our downtime. The OAV-IACUC and DLAR staff are working diligently to make this move as seamless as possible. In the future eSirius3G™ will be referred to as “Cayuse Animal Oversight.”

There will be a few screen display changes throughout the system, but the applications will function the same. The login page and home page will have a fresh look. Some changes will include:

  1. A new Cayuse login page
  2. A new Cayuse Animal Oversight home page

The Cayuse cloud platform brings great capabilities including central administration, connected Cayuse suite of apps with cross app workflows, additional integration capabilities leveraging the value of existing systems, and enhanced reporting. We appreciate your patience while we make this important transition.

DEA Registration

In order to complete the online application for a DEA-225 Research Registration see Section X of the UK Researcher Guide for the use of DEA Controlled Substances. This document also has important information regarding a registrant holder's responsibilities.

If you encounter any issues or have questions, please contact a DLAR Veterinarian for assistance.

DLAR Workshops and Continuing Education Credits

DLAR offers a variety of workshops and seminars, including Injection Techniques and Post-Surgical Monitoring. To see a list of offered subjects, see the Training page. All workshops and seminars offered by DLAR are eligible to fulfill IACUC Continuing Education Credit requirements. Presentation PowerPoints are available on the Training page. 

Outside Resources

  • Charles River Laboratories offers a free video article on JoVE, "Principles of Rodent Surgery for the New Surgeon". 
  • Jackson Lab
  • Nature ARRIVE - nature introduces editorial measures to improve consistency and quality of reporting in life-sciences articles. Central to this initiative is a checklist intended to prompt authors to disclose technical and statistical information in their sessions, and to encourage referees to consider aspects important for research reproducibility. Access the ARRIVE guidelines here.