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Use aseptic technique during surgery to minimize the possibility of introducing infection. Antibiotics do NOT replace aseptic techniques.

NOTE: Exceptions or deviations from the standards below must be scientifically justified in the applicable animal protocol and approved by an IACUC.

standards for aseptic surgery

during surgery

after surgery

post-op monitoring

animal can stand and move but is not eating and drinking normally:

*Monitoring some parameters may not be feasible in some species.

animal is active, alert, eating, and drinking normally:

animal is normal and skin sutures have been removed:

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