Monday, January 20, 2020

PHS self-reports 4A to 4Z

UW-Madison's
PHS self-reports
4A to 4Z

4A
4/14/2012

"... OLAW understands the following about the incidents and the corresponding corrective actions: 1) A cage was not securely seated in the rack causing a lixit to leak into lower cages, resulting in the drowning deaths of 19 mice. Corrective action: All lixit nozzles were replaced with shielded water tips on all racks in the facility. 2) A rat was given repeated doses of pentobarbital due to difficulty in anesthetizing the animal. The individual performing the procedure was directed to euthanize the rat ... Intracardiac injection had not been approved in the protocol."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented in both situations to correct and prevent recurrence of the problem."

4B
4/30/2012

"... OLAW understands that a significant change was made to a training protocol without prior approval from the Animal Care and Use Committee. Specifically, rats undergoing non-survival surgery were given saline instead of buprenorphine pre-operatively which constituted a significant change."

"... OLAW is satisfied that appropriate actions have been taken to correct and prevent the occurrence of this problem."

4C
7/18/2012

"... OLAW understands that an anesthetized cat undergoing surgery sustained a skin burn from the heating blanket."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to correct and prevent recurrence of this problem."

4D
4/30/2012

"... OLAW understands that two infant macaques failed to receive water for one day (although they dad received formula) and a mother with infant in the nursery also failed to receive water."

"... OLAW understand that measures have been implemented to prevent recurrence of this problem."

4E
7/14/2012

"... OLAW understands that a student failed to conduct the daily health check for two frogs for one day. The following day one frog was dead and the other lethargic. The conduct of heath checks was not being documented by the students."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to prevent recurrence of this problem."

4F
5/15/2012

"OLAW understands that 10 mice received tail snips without anesthesia when the were older than 21 days of age."

"OLAW is satisfied that appropriate actions have been taken to investigate this incident."

4G
6/19/2012

"... OLAW understands that five mice on a food restriction study were provide double their food supply on one day and none the next."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to correct and prevent the occurrence of this problem."

4H
9/12/2012

"... OLAW understands that an anesthetized rhesus monkey was not being observed at the interval described in the approved protocol. Problem with adequate staffing during the procedure contributed to the problem."

 "... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to  prevent the recurrence of this problem."

4I
6/19/2012

"... OLAW understands that a young rhesus monkey died of suffocation after having its head trapped between the cage and squeeze back support."

"No preventative action can be taken as this was an unanticipated accident initiated by the animal's own behavior."

4J
6/12/2012

"... OLAW understands that four mice failed to receive a water bottle on their cage after being weaned."

 "...OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to prevent the recurrence of this noncompliance."

4K
8/8/2012

 "... OLAW understands that an anesthetized macaque sustained a burn from a heating bag used with a heating blanket to maintain body heat."

 "... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to prevent the recurrence of this noncompliance."

4L
8/8/2012

 "... OLAW understands that two adult male rhesus monkeys sustained scratch wounds due to fighting after an animal caretaker inadvertently removed the divider between the two cages."

"... OLAW is satisfied that appropriate actions have been taken to investigate and prevent recurrence of the problem."

4M
8/22/2012

 "... OLAW understands that an anesthetized sheep undergoing surgery died due to a close pop-off valve on the anesthetic machine."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to prevent recurrence of this problem."


4N
9/27/2012

"... OLAW understands that the daily health check for a group of mice was not performed for one day."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to prevent recurrence of this problem."


4O
8/29/2012

"... OLAW understands that a lesion was created in the aorta of a pig although the approved protocol did not include this anatomical site."

"... OLAW is satisfied that appropriate actions have been taken to correct and prevent this recurrence of this noncompliance."

4P Missing

4Q
11/2/2012

"... OLAW understands the following about the incidents...: 1) A male and female rhesus monkey were inadvertently paired  and the female sustained a laceration. The male was subsequently given a higher dose of [an] anti-inflammatory drug  than required due to a misidentification of the animal. 2) A monkey escaped and two monkeys entered the same enclosure after pushing out a floor pan door and cage divider because locks had not been attached as required. One of the animals sustained injuries."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented in both situations to prevent recurrence of the problem."

4R
12/5/2012

"... OLAW understands that laboratory staff performed a C-section on a mouse experiencing dystocia [difficult birth]. The surgery was not described in the protocol and was not authorized by the veterinary staff.

"... OLAW is satisfied that appropriate actions have been taken to investigate and prevent recurrence of the noncompliance."

4S Missing

4T
12/12/2012

"... OLAW understands that a student failed to promptly euthanize three mice with tail wounds as directed by the veterinarian. The mice were euthanized six days later."

 "... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented in both situations to prevent recurrence of the problem."

4U
2/11/2013

"... OLAW understands that 150 more mice were used than approved on the protocol."

"... OLAW is satisfied that appropriate actions have been taken to correct and prevent recurrence of this problem."

4V Missing

4W
9/13/2013

 "The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) acknowledges receipt of your September 16, 2013 letter providing an update on a previously reported and closed problem with livestock feed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Pig and chicken diet prepared at a University feed mill was low in calcium. To ensure quality control of feed, a feed mill committee was formed, new standard operating procedures were established, and a new mill manager was to be hired. 
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"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to correct and prevent occurrence of the original problem."

4X
2/26/2013

"... OLAW understands that three cynomolgous monkeys were challenged with a viral dose that was one logarithm greater that the amount described in the approved protocol."

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to correct this problem."

4Y Missing

4Z
5/9/2013

"... OLAW understands that a cow accidentally slipped into the auger channel in the automatic manure handling system and was severely injured.

"... OLAW understands that measures have been implemented to correct and prevent recurrence of this problem."

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