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Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee

February 23, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee


02:30 pm

Video Conference Call

Meeting called to order at ____________ (Chair Long).
Attendance and confirmation of quorum

Review of Minutes from January 5, 2023, IACUC Meeting

New Business

Animal Use Protocols

New Animal Use Protocols (1)

Via Designated Member Review (0):

Via Full Committee Review (#):
-Protocol #336: Live Demonstration of Ground Squirrel Arousal from Hibernation (Dana Merriman):

Renewal of Animal Use Protocols (0)

Modification Requests to Animal Use Protocols (0)

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) (0)

Unexpected Event/Problem Reports (0)

d. Post-Approval Monitoring (PAM): (1) (Gasper)

i. Protocol #334: Uncovering mechanisms of torpor in mice (Merriman, Sajdak)

a. Veterinary observation of surgical procedures under Protocol #334

Training Updates (Hagedorn):

Animal Care Training since last meeting:

Respirator Fit-Testing since last meeting:

Animal Facility/Maintenance Updates (Hagedorn):
-Cage washer update

Occupational/Environmental Health and Safety Updates: (Schill/Long/Welch)

EH&S Committee:
-UW System Office of Internal Audits is auditing our campuses’ compliance with the implementation of Syst Policy 620 – Working in Isolation.

-EH&S has a short YouTube video from UW-Madison on response to an active shooter incident. It does not provide viewers with a specific building plan but gives good basic information on what to do and not do. If anyone is interested in viewing, contact Lori Welch.

Lab Shop Studio Safety (LSSST):

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC): Met earlier this week (February 21). Next meeting is April 13, 2023 and submission deadline is April 3, 2023.

Items from IACUC Administration/Compliance (Schill):
-USDA Inspection on January 11, 2023: no noncompliant items identified during the inspection
-AAALAC Annual Report submitted 1/9/2023.
-OLAW updated FAQs:
-Alternate IACUC member

Items from Chair (Long): Storage space in Clow

Items from the Veterinarian (Gasper):

Items from the IACUC:

Items from the floor (guests):

Dr. Merriman: Introduction of soil inside a glass jar to 13-lined ground squirrel cages
-This practice has been published in another species. It could greatly decrease cage soiling and facilitate “spot cleaning” when animals are not being disturbed (e.g. lactation). It can also introduce healthful microbiome components.
-Dr. Sipes mentioned during AAALAC site visit that wild rodents are housed on soil at his institution.

Meeting Adjourned at ___________ (Long).

Upcoming Meetings:

April 13, 2023 at 2:30 PM via Microsoft Teams

June 2, 2023 at 1:00 PM via Microsoft Teams

Semi-annual program review and facility inspections

Protocol submission deadlines posted on website under IACUC Meetings tab.

Brandi Tennessen



February 23, 2023
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm