Rodent Movement Policy within the Animal Resource
Cages of rodents may not be moved between animal rooms without submission of the Animal Movement Proposal Form and approval. This is not a new policy.
Movement within KMRB and within S-Wing Basement ONE WAY Facilities
Once the move form proposal is approved after considering animal health and space issues, only the Vivarium staff may move the cages of mice to the new room. You will be notified by the Vivarium office when the move will occur.
Movement from KMRB or S-Wing Basement ONE WAY Facility to any other Rooms
Once the move form is approved after considering animal health and space issues, the vivarium office will notify you that you have permission to move the cage of rodents
Movement from any Vivarium Room to the Lab
Cages of rodents may be moved to the lab for UCAR approved procedures. Rodents may not be present in the lab for greater than 24 hours. Rodents coming from rodent rooms with 2-Way traffic patterns may be taken back and forth from the lab.
The purpose of this restriction on movement of rodent cages is to prevent unapproved or inadvertent movement of cages of rodents by research staff from less strict barrier maintained zones (e.g., 2 Way zones) to stricter barrier maintained zones (e.g., One Way Zones).