b.Describe the methods of communication between the animal care staff/veterinarians and the researcher(s).
c.Describe the procedure for providing veterinary medical care to ill animals and note who is contacted and the method of communicating (written or verbal) information to the veterinarian regarding sick animals.
d.Describe the preventive medicine and health management/ monitoring programmes (e.g., physical examination, TB testing, vaccination, hoof/nail trimming, teeth cleaning/floating, vendor surveillance, use of sentinel animals, etc.) for each species.
C.Clinical Care and Management [, pp. 113-115]
1.Emergency Care [, p. 114]
a.Describe the procedures to ensure that emergency care is continuously available for animals during and outside of regular work hours.
b.Describe the authority of the Designated Veterinarian or his/her designee relative to the emergency treatment of animals in the programme.
2.Clinical Record keeping [, p. 115]
Describe the procedure for maintaining medical records and documenting treatment of ill animals including: clinical laboratory findings, diagnoses, treatments, medical progress records, etc. Identify individual(s) (titles, not necessarily names) responsible for maintaining such records and identify where the records are maintained and who has access to the records. Describe the role of the Designated Veterinarian in record keeping.
3.Diagnostic Resources. Describe available diagnostic methods used in the programme including: