ii.Describe the programme for advising investigators on using standardized nomenclature to ensure proper reporting of the identification of the research animals with regard to both the strain and substrain or the genetic background of all animals used in a study.
iii.For newly generated genotypes, describe how new phenotypes that negatively impact well-being will be monitored, managed and reported to the IACUC/OB in a manner to ensure the animals’ health and well-being.
III.Veterinary Care [, pp. 105-132]
Note: Complete each section, including, where applicable, procedures performed in farm settings, field studies, aquatic environments, etc.
A.Animal Procurement and Transportation [ , pp. 106-109; , pp. 8; 45; 51-57]
Describe the method for evaluating the quality of animals supplied to the institution (e.g., from commercial vendors, other institutions, etc.).
2.Transportation of Animals
Describe how animals are transported between outside sources and the institution and within the institution, including loading, unloading, level of biosecurity, immune status and specific pathogen status (consider all species, including aquatic and semi-aquatic species).
1.Animal Biosecurity [ , pp. 109-110]
a.Describe methods used to monitor for known or unknown infectious agents.
b.Describe methods used to control, contain, or eliminate infectious agents.