Clarifying the Reporting Requirements

It’s Important to stay aware The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) released its “Request for Information (RFI) on Clarifying the Reporting Requirements for Departures from the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” (NOT-OD-21-161) in July of this year. The response deadline just passed as of November …

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How does Health Check Work?

In our last blog post, we detailed the importance of conducting regular Health Checks. This week, we will take a look at the different ways that a Health Check can be done, as well as other factors that should be considered when evaluating your processes.   What is a Health Check? To recap: Health Check is a …

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Why Use Cost Accounting?

Cost Accounting offers a wholistic look of recurring and onetime costs to help you establish per diem rates across species, cage types, and locations. TOPAZ offers both a Cost Accounting Module within Elements for ongoing reporting as well as a separate Cost Accounting Consultation Service. Either option helps you to establish baseline costs for your …

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A Comprehensive Look at the Release of the 2020 Edition of AVMA Guidelines

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) released its official AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals: 2020 Edition, an update to its 2013 Edition, in January 2020. OLAW issued its Notice of Intent to Seek Public Comments on Updated AVMA Guidelines for Euthanasia on January 21st, 2020, within which it is encouraging “PHS-Assured institutions to …

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AVMA Euthanasia 2020 Guidelines

AALAS and the TOPAZ User Symposium

National AALAS is done for another year.  TOPAZ had a very successful show, with lots of visits from existing customers and new faces.  As always the TOPAZ graph paper writing pads were popular – we met our objective of not having to bring any back to Texas!  We’re already looking forward to Denver next year. We followed …

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Were Excited for AALAS

TOPAZ will, of course, be attending the National AALAS meeting in Baltimore next week. We’ll be in the exhibit hall at booth #1846 and we’d love to see all our friends, old and new. Stop by for a chat and to hear our latest product news. You’ll have to opportunity to meet some of our services …

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