We care for animals and help researchers succeed
RARC has many services available to help your research program be successful. Please see the drop-down menu above under "services" for more details on our:
- Veterinary Anesthesia Core- providing anesthesia services for pigs, sheep, rabbits, ferrets, and more
- Analgesia services- providing extended release buprenorphine for post-procedural small rats and mice
- X-ray services- we can use our portable x-ray equipment to image your research animals
- Comparative Pathology Laboratory- the CPL provides both anatomic and clinical pathology services to diagnose animal health issues and evaluate research questions
Changes to Buprenorphine Dosing Recommended
Following conversations with AAALAC evaluators and a review of the article “Clinical Management of Pain in Rodents,” RARC veterinary staff are recommending amendments to the pain management regimens in some protocols involving rodents. Learn more about the article, new burenorphine dosing recommendations, and the PLATTER approach to managing pain in research animals in this presentation by Dr. Becky Johnson.
Dr. Johnson is a veterinary anesthesiologist for UW-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine and part-time anesthesiologist for RARC. She presented the information in this PowerPoint to all IACUC committees on campus.