To report newly weaned, unweaned used, investigator transfer of animals and the transfer of animals from other sources or institutions, please complete a transfer form.
You need to report newly weaned animals on a monthly basis so the animals can be charged against the investigator's IACUC number. Please leave completed forms:
Occasionally, unassigned animals are available at CM-LAF. To purchase animals from the unassigned pool, please complete an Unassigned Animal form and submit it to the CM-LAF Purchasing Office at 220 BEB. Once we receive the completed form, we will assign the animals and add them to the investigator's inventory.
ACQUISITION OF RODENTS FROM NON-APPROVED SOURCES
This provides guidance for the acquisition of rodents from sources other than LAF approved Vendors. On occasion there is a need to obtain and maintain rodents from either a “non-approved” commercial vendor, from other research facilities or wild caught. In order to protect our pathogen-free colonies from exposure to new pathogens, the following procedures are to be followed.
A. Justification of need and health concerns must be reviewed by the CMLAF veterinarian. The following must be submitted in written form:
B. A “Request to Import from Non-Commercial Sources” form must be completed and submitted to the Import/Export Coordinator. Procedures outlined in SOP # 1D3 “Animal Importation” are followed for Importation of animals.
If animals must be shipped from a UB CMLAF facility to another, outside institution, a “Request to Export Rodents” form must be completed and submitted to the Import/Export Coordinator (email@example.com). The Shipping Coordinator, Veterinarian, PI, and Lab Contact on the form should be completed with the contact information of the institution where the animals will be shipped to. A flat fee per 10 animals will apply.
Please call 645-2025 if you have a physical plant emergency on the weekend.
UB's IACUC procedures and guidelines follow nationally established standards to ensure the university's animal research and education is ethical and compliant.