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What must research labs do to ensure the continued care of research animals?

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  • Per the VSC, research labs must:Create a plan to manage research animal experiments and ongoing care in case of lab staffing or shortage supplies;
  • Create an emergency contact list and provide to their Building Manager/DFA/Local Area Contact.
  • Per the VSC, research labs should:Prioritize essential, ongoing research;
  • Consider delaying new projects or new animal subjects;
  • Reduce rodent breeding to only numbers required to maintain lines.