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Clean

To remove visible soil (organic and inorganic material) from objects and surfaces.

Clidox®

A mixture of sodium chlorite, chlorous acid and chlorine dioxide with anti-microbial and anti-viral disinfection properties. Dilute before use.

Clinical Case

A condition of an animal that is abnormal and may need to be reported to the veterinary team.

Clinical Condition Score (CCS)

Clinical Condition Score (CCS): A numeric representation of the severity of animal illness or injury.

   0   

   No sufficient findings on physical exam.  No action required; resolve.   

   1   

   Mild, focal lesion.  Animal is bright, alert, and responsive with no other significant findings.  Monitor until resolved.   
   No treatment required, but the animal may benefit from primary interventions (defined below).   

   2   

   Focal lesion that requires treatment and increased monitoring.  Treatment may consist of primary interventions   
   and/or topical (non-systemic) therapy.  Animal is bright, alert, and responsive with no other significant findings.   

   3   

   Animal shows signs of systemic illness (e.g. quiet, alert, responsive, decreased body condition score, dehydration,   
   etc.).  Requires increased monitoring.  May require systemic treatment / veterinary consult.   

   4   

   Animal is at protocol-specific or humane endpoint.  Requires immediate action (e.g. veterinary consult, treatment,   
   euthanasia, acute use, etc.).   

   5   

   Animal is moribund and requires immediate euthanasia unless other arrangements have been formalized through   
   a ULAM Special Treatment or Procedure (SToP) from or the approved animal use protocol.   

Clinical Number

A unique identifying number assigned by the ULAM veterinary personnel used to centralize information into complete medical records in a retrievable form. Clinical numbers may be assigned to an individual animal or a group of animals depending on the circumstance.

  • Large animals receive an individual clinical number and is recorded on the cage card upon arrival. Rodents receive a clinical number assigned per cage if a clinical concern is reported to the veterinary personnel.
  • The format for large animals is 00X#####
    • 00 is the last two digits of the year the animal was received.
    • ##### is a unique identifier for that animal.
  • The format for mice and rats is CLN########.
    • Note: On the occasion that paper records have to be used for rodents they may use the large animal clinical number format

Cloacae/Vent

The posterior part of the intestinal tract of birds.

Comments

The column on the animal room sheet where daily notations can be made for items that are not listed within the body of the room sheet nor on the bottom of the page.

Conditioning Phase

First phase of a cycle that allows the VHP machine to equilibrate and warm up, usually lasting about 10 minutes.

Conductivity

Ability of a material to conduct an electric current - opposite of resistance. Recommended level 500 - 850 µS.

Containment Room

A room in which animals administered a hazardous substance (as determined through EHS review) are contained utilizing special practices and procedures to minimize risk of exposure to personnel.

Containment Room Entry Sign

Generic sign that includes both the chemical and infectious hazard symbols, contact information for ULAM, and the appropriate PPE required to enter the room.

Conventional Animals

Animals with an undetermined microbiological status; animals are raised and maintained under standard conditions.

Cost Center

Areas within an animal facility to which direct and indirect costs are assigned. For the purpose of the Technical Time Charge Report SOP, technicians are instructed to use housing categories listed on the cage card barcode sticker.

CRI

Continuous rate of infusion.

Cytotoxic

Possessing ability to exert toxic effects on a cell.

Dam

The female parent of a lamb.

Deactivation Box

Designated location or box for placing barcodes that need to be deactivated. Typically found in the animal room or by the area supervisor's office.

Dead Animal Log

A sheet hung in each rodent animal room to record population changes resulting from weaned/adult rodent deaths.

Death Notification

A special treatment or procedure in which the laboratory personnel would like to be contacted after an animal is found dead or euthanized by ULAM staff.

Decontaminate

To remove a known contaminant.

Delivery Schedule

Schedule describing specific arrival dates outlining the areas, room locations, PI information, account #, protocol #, source, strain, sex, number of animals to be received and any special requests will be noted in the comments section.

Delta

The triangle symbol means change. It is used most commonly to refer to either a change all recorded as " delta 620;" two times change recorded as "2 x delta 620."

Department of Public Safety & Security (DPSS)

Unit that conducts all police and security operations at U-M Ann Arbor campus and on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Depopulated Room

A room that is not presently occupied with animals.

Dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin.

Diluent

An agent that dilutes or renders an active compound less potent or irritant. Example – 0.9% sterile saline or sterile water.

Disinfect

To eliminate nearly all harmful microorganisms (e.g., not bacterial spores)

Disinfectant

Bleach solution or Clidox©.

Disposition

The sale, transfer, donation, adoption, death, or euthanasia of an animal.

Do Not Feed (DNF) Label

Pre-printed orange or white label found in the ULAM supply box in animal areas.

Doe

Adult female rabbit.

Donning / Doffing

The practice of personnel putting on and removing work-related protective gear, clothing and uniforms.

Door Sweeps

Flexible plastic skirts that attach to the bottom of a door to minimize access for vermin from outside areas.

Dose

The quantity to be administered at one time as a specified amount of medication.

DPF

Days post fertilization. The days after fish eggs have been fertilized.

Dump Station

Engineering control used to reduce exposure to dust and dander. Personnel stand in front of this device when removing soiled bedding from cages.

Dwelling Phase

Third phase of a cycle that circulates the VHP for even distribution in the room.  Length of this phase is based on room dimensions.

Dystocia

Slow and difficult labor or delivery.

Ectoparasite

A parasite that inhabits the exterior of an organism.

Email or Phone Call Notification

Birth/death and exception related calls or emails will be billed to the laboratory per call/email per day. The Principal Investigator will be copied on all email communications.

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