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AAALAC will visit UW-Madison this fall!
Accreditation from AAALAC, International is the gold-standard for research animal programs world-wide. This fall, AAALAC will visit three of our four accredited programs: the School of Veterinary Medicine, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the animal programs associated with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. This site visit will occur from November 13-16th. Staff from RARC, Environment, Health and Safety, Occupational Medicine, and animal facilities are busily preparing for this visit. If you bring live research animals to your laboratory, the RARC Animal Program Assessment Specialists will stop by in the coming weeks to provide guidance and answer questions. If you have any questions or would like to speak to an Assessment Specialist, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to Buprenorphine Dosing Recommended
Following conversations with AAALAC evaluators and a review of the article “Clinical Management of Pain in Rodents,” RARC veterinary staff are recommending amendments to the pain management regimens in some protocols involving rodents. Learn more about the article, new burenorphine dosing recommendations, and the PLATTER approach to managing pain in research animals in this presentation by Dr. Becky Johnson.
Dr. Johnson is a veterinary anesthesiologist for UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and part-time anesthesiologist for RARC. She presented the information in this PowerPoint to all IACUC committees on campus.