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Title: IACUC newsletter
Series Title: IACUC newsletter
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Language: English
Creator: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Florida
Publisher: Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: May 2008
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May 2008 http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/ Volume 5, Issue 5


Questions Asked During IACUC
Inspections

During recent inspections, a few questions
have come up time and again. Here are some
answers:

Who do we call to get the anesthesia
machine calibrated?
First of all, anesthesia machines must be
calibrated annually. Two recommended
vendors for calibration service are: Surgivet
http://www.surgivet.com/ & Mercury Medical
http://www.mercurymed.com/.

How do we dispose of expired drugs? We
asked this question of the Environmental
Health and Safety office (EH&S). Here's the
response:

It depends on what kind of "drugs" you are
talking about. To dispose of regular
pharmaceutical products, contact Haz
Materials Handling who will pick them
up following the haz waste procedures.
http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/HM M/Pickups/default.asp

If they are DEA Controlled substances, EH&S
cannot pick them up as we do not have a DEA
permit for handling. Labs can get with Matt
Doty and he will guide them through the
process of reverse distribution...they are sent
back to a licensed company for handling.
Directions are at
http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/HMM/DEAdisposal.htm

For expired drug products of any sort, please
label them as expired and waiting for disposal.


Expired drugs should be kept separate from in-
date drugs by placing them in a different
drawer/area or at least placing them in a zip
lock type bag marked "expired" so the staff are
aware that they are not to be used.

If you have any questions regarding disposal of
drugs, please contact EH&S at 392-1591.

Where can I get a biennial drug survey
form? It is important to keep accurate records
of the controlled drugs you use in your lab. We
usually find that labs have good records of the
usage of drugs with the animals. But often
times, a complete log of how much the lab has
on hand on an on-going basis is not available.
Conducting a biennial drug survey of stock
bottles listing free standing amounts should be
maintained so it can be correlated with the
drug usage log. Find more information and
sample forms on the EH&S website:
http://www.ehs.ufl.edu/Lab/control.htm#authori
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UF FLORIDA
The Foundation for The Gator Nation
Editor: Joan Wysocki, Training & QA Coordinator
UF IACUC P.O. Box 100142 -Gainesville, FL 32610
Tel: (352) 392-9907 Fax: (352) 392-9919
Send suggestions and comments to iwvsockOufl.edu


The IACUC at the University of Florida is committed
to ensuring that all animals used for experimental
purposes are treated humanely and that pain and
stress are minimized. We are an AAALAC accredited
institution since 1965.


Check it Out

The IACUC has recently adopted two new
policies which are posted on our website:

Policy on Foot Pad Injections
http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/AnimalUseGuides/FootPad.pdf

Policy on Overcrowding of Rodent Cages
http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/AnimalUseGuides/Overcr
owded%20Rodent%20Caaes%20Web.pd f




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