A visual system using the color of the conjunctiva of sheep to assess the need for deworming, via the severity of anemia, to aid in prevention of anthelmintic resistance.
Federation of Animal Science Societies.
Food & Drug Administration. The United States (U.S.) Food & Drug Administration is a government agency responsible for the regulation of a variety of biomedical and animal research-related products, including:
- Prescription and non-prescription drugs
- Medical devices
- Electronic products that give off radiation
- Veterinary products
Water coming from the fish racks; safe for use on all equipment coming in contact with fish.
Flank Gland (Hamster)
Syrian hamsters have flank glands on the dorsum, near the level of the hip, that appear as darkly pigmented areas. Flank glands are more prominent in males than in females and can be mistaken for a lesion.
Cotton applicator with a single tip that is used to swipe against exhaust plenums or caging.
Maggot infestation of sheep wool and skin.
A receptacle attached to a hose that allows disinfectant and water to combine at specific dilutions and can be directed at a specified location for sanitization.
Food and Water Consumption Chart (Food Chart)
A full-page form for recording the amount of food and water provided and consumed by an animal in a given day. This form is typically initiated and monitored by veterinary technicians for those animals that have a clinical concern for the over- or under- consumption of food and/or water. It may be initiated by other University personnel as well.
Food and/or Water Restriction Records
A record maintained by investigative personnel that includes:
- Daily food and/or fluid volume consumed
- Hydration status
- Appearance and general affect
- Experimental performance
- Routine body weights
- Refer to the Guidelines on Experimental Food or Water Restriction or Manipulation in Laboratory Animals
Mice or rats who consistently chew or shred chow; this behavior causes the bottom of the cage floor to be filled with excessive amounts of food dust and/or chunks.
A colloquial term for infection of the skin between the digits that may extend to the hoof wall. Foot rot is caused by coinfection with two bacteria, Dichelobacter nodosus and Fusobacterium necrophorum, and is a common cause of lameness in sheep.
Any mouse or rat found loose, or found in unlabeled cages within procedure or cage wash areas.
Mesh circular filter on each medium and large fish tank; keeps fish in tank while water and waste flow out; available in 3 different sizes.
Many materials commonly used during animal use procedures are combustible. Some examples include endotracheal tubes, eye lubricants, towels, drapes, dressings, gauze, sponges, whiskers, skin, and fur.
Myocoptes musculinis, Myobia musculi, Radfordia affinis, and Radfordia ensifera are different species of fur mites that can infest rodents.