Title: IACUC newsletter
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091466/00012
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Title: IACUC newsletter
Series Title: IACUC newsletter
Physical Description: Serial
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: January 2009
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Volume ID: VID00012
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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January 2009 http://www.iacuc.ufl.edu/ Volume 6, Issue 1

Fall IACUC Inspection Statistics

IACUC inspections for Fall 2008 are complete.
Most of these figures show an improvement in
lab conditions from Spring 2008 inspections.
We thank investigators and lab staff for your
cooperation during this busy time.
Total animal rooms/areas/sites: 788
Active: 655 = 83%

Of those that are active:
No deficiencies: 521 = 79.5%
With deficiencies: 134 = 20.5%
With multiple deficiencies: 16 = 2.4%

The following break-down illustrates the areas
where deficiencies occurred:

Expired drugs and/or Expired solutions
and/or supplies: 49 = 7.48%

Room needs repair (rust, area needs to
be sealed/painted, etc): and/or Room not
clean (room cluttered/dirty): 30 = 4.58%

Housing/animal issues: 30 = 4.58%

Occ Health & Safety concerns
(unsecured gas tanks, non-sanitizable
surfaces, etc): 22 = 3.36%

Policy Deviations: 9 = 1.37%

Anesthesia Machines Need Calibration:
8 = 1.22%

No protocols available: 7= 1.07%

Overcrowded Rodent Cages
The IACUC and Animal Care Services (ACS)
has a policy regarding overcrowding of rodent
cages. There are many circumstances when
overcrowding exists and these circumstances
vary for mice and rats. Investigators are
responsible for checking their breeding
colonies daily and recording the date of birth
for new pups.
ACS will use an "Overcrowded Cage" card to
mark cages with this problem. If the problem is
not corrected within three days, ACS will
correct the overcrowding, a service fee will be
charged to the PI and this will be considered a
non-compliance "incident". Three "incidents"
within a 30 day period will be reported to the
IACUC and the ACS Director. Please read the
full policy at:
rcrowded%20Rodent%20Cages%20Web. pdf

Congratulations to Staff
I If you start getting emails from Jessi Essex,
: don't worry. It's just our Program Assistant,
I previously Emmons, who got married in
: December. Congrats to the happy couple!

fow do I change my existing roe in
myIACVC? If you want to add to or change
your role in the mylACUC system, you must
contact the IACUC office by making your
request to iacuc(@)rove.ufl.edu. Simply
selecting the box in the system will not update
your role.

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.

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