Faculty, their students and professional and technical staff may be aware that APCF technical staff have started a blitz of ensuring correct and complete details are recorded on the cage cards. This requirement is not new but over the years compliance with the requirement has slackened. International best practice dictates that all cage cards must have adequate information so that vivarium staff can respond to health and other issues in a timely manner. Such responses may mean contacting users, providing treatment or being able to cross reference a cage of animals with an IACUC protocol. This blitz on completed cage card will continue until we get a 100% compliance. Thank you for your understanding.
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