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Number of animal rooms where sentinel animal surveillance was conducted during the month

Dictionary: Laboratory animals are susceptible to a wide variety of bacterial, viral, and parasitic infections which can result in an altered animal model that consequently affects research. DVS monitors for various infectious disease agents to assure that healthy animals are maintained.

Extensive environmental and health monitoring activities will ensure pathogen exclusion from animal colonies, bedding, and feed in order to maintain high quality research. (1)

Information is current as of November 30, 2013.

Fiscal Year - 2013

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TimeTargetNumber
Oct 2012N/A5
Nov 2012N/A13
Dec 2012N/A8
Jan 2013N/A10
Feb 2013N/A10
Mar 2013N/A8
Apr 2013N/A9
May 2013N/A10
Jun 2013N/A10
Jul 2013N/A10
Aug 2013N/A7
Sep 2013N/A12

FY 2013 Overall: 112

Footnotes

  • (1) A target is unable to be set for the number of animal room surveillances conducted during the month because of the surveillance dependency on animal room occupancy. Animal room occupation is complex and unpredictable as it is based on research study elements which change continuously.

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