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Report on Investigation of Allegations of Noncompliance with the Report on Investigation of Allegations of Noncompliance with the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of laboratory Animals at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare September 25, 2013 1 Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare Report on Investigation of Allegations of Noncompliance with the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals at the University of Wisconsin- Madison Preface The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) herein presents its evaluation, under provisions of the Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Policy), of specific animal related activities conducted at the University of Wisconsin- Madison (UW). Based on the results of both an internal investigation by UW and a targeted site visit, OLAW determined that although there was no direct noncompliance with the PHS Policy or serious deviation from the provisions of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, the procedures for controlling infection in the cats needed to be enhanced. Standard operating procedures were developed and implemented addressing eye and ear coil maintenance as well as environmental sanitization. Additional revisions were made to the Animal Care and Use Committee approved protocol. These steps were taken in accordance with the PHS Policy which provides institutions a reasonable opportunity to take corrective actions when applicable guidelines involving animal care, treatment or use are not met. OLAW forwarded this report to UW and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal (PETA) on September 9, 2013 and invited them to identify any errors of fact in the report. The UW September 16, 2013 response noted several factual errors and suggested modifications to the text to correct inaccurate statements. OLAW reviewed the suggested changes, made applicable

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