Special Diets

Must be listed in the protocol and approved by the IACUC.

Fasting requests

Placing a clearly visible fasting sign, no later than 2:00pm the day before the procedure, on the cage or pen is the responsibility of the PI. The following information must be listed on the sign:

The CARE staff will fast animals prior to anesthesia if requested by the investigator. There is no charge for this service.

If anesthesia is not performed on the scheduled date, the animal must be given at least one meal before another fast request can be place.

If the fasting sign is placed after 2:00pm, it is the responsibility of the PI to remove the remaining food from the cage.