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United States Department of Agriculture 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 


AANDRICOS 


USDA 



324151513000016 inspjd 


Inspection Report 


B T S Research 

P.O. Box 91 041 8 

San Diego, CA 92191 

Customer ID: 322137 

Certificate: 93-R-0532 

Site: 002 

BTS RESEARCH 


Type: ROUTINE INSPECTION 

Date: Nov-12-2015 


2.31 (d) (1) (viii) 

INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEE (lACUC). 

The approved protocol corresponding to the dog with post-operative dehiscence states "to list specific animal 
procedures that an individual will perform as described in this Animal Care Use Protocol (ACUP) (e.g., anesthesia, 
clinical observations, euthanasia, etc.)." For the eight individuals listed on this protocol, it states that they have been 
approved to perform "Animal procedures (e.g. body weights, dose administration, necropsy)". There is no mention 
that the individuals/animal care personnel will anesthetize or suture surgical sites on animals being used under this 
protocol. 

Although there are facility training records available for individuals listed on this protocol, there is no indication the 
animal technician involved in the re-suturing of the above animal was trained in techniques to suture surgical sites of 
large animals. 

Failure to ensure the oversight of proper training and qualifications of personnel involved in protocols or surgical 
emergencies may negatively impact the health and well-being of the animals. 

It shall be the responsibility of the research facility to ensure that all scientists, research technicians, animal 
technicians, and other personnel involved in animal care, treatment, and use are qualified to perform their 
duties. This responsibility shall be fulfilled in part through the provision of training and instruction to those personnel. 

Training and instruction shall be made available, and the qualifications of personnel reviewed, with sufficient 
frequency to fulfill the research facility's responsibilities under this section and Sec. 2.31 . 

To be corrected by February 1 , 2016 


2.33 (b) (5) 

ATTENDING VETERINARIAN AND ADEQUATE VETERINARY CARE. 

Review of facility records for a dog which was euthanized due to complications resulting from postoperative 
dehiscence indicate that it did not receive adequate peri-operative and post-operative care. 


Prepared By: 


Title: 



ALEXANDRA ANDRICOS, D.V.M. USDA, APHIS, Animal Care 


VETERINARY MEDICAL OFFICER Inspector 5038 


Received By: 


Date: 

Dec-10-2015 


Title: 


(b)(6), (b)(7)(c) 


Page 1 of 3 


Date: 

Dec-10-2015 






United States Department of Agriculture 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 


AANDRICOS 


USDA 



324151513000016 inspjd 


Inspection Report 


The lACUC approved protocol addresses pre-operative, peri-operative and post-operative analgesics as well as post- 
operative antibiotics. 

The anesthesia / surgery records are incomplete. Contrary to the approved protocol, there was no documentation 
indicating the administration of analgesia and antibiotics post-operatively, for the initial surgery or for the surgical site 
re-suturing procedure performed two days later. 

In addition, re-suturing of the surgical site was performed by a technician that may not have been qualified to do so. 
The records documenting suturing training for this individual were not filled out. 

Failure to provide animals with adequate peri-operative and post-operative veterinary care may cause unnecessary 
pain and distress to the animal. 

Each research facility shall establish and maintain programs of adequate veterinary care that include the availability 
of adequate pre-procedural and post-procedural care in accordance with current established veterinary medical and 
nursing procedures. 

To be corrected by December 31 , 201 5 


2.38 (f) (1) 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

In a study area, 6 covered animals, held in separate plastic kennels, were stacked 3 crates high for individually 
feeding animals. This placement of the containers was not secure as the containers could be knocked over, resulting 
in animals getting injured. 

Failure to handle all animals in a careful and safe manner may adversely affect their health and well-being. A system 
should be in place to ensure all animals are handled as carefully as possible. 

To be corrected from this day forward 

3.81 

ENVIRONMENT ENHANCEMENT TO PROMOTE PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING. 

The environment enhancement to promote psychological well-being of nonhuman primates plan on file primarily 
addresses enrichment items provided to the animals. In addition to these items, the plan is required to address the 
following elements: social grouping, special considerations, restraint devices and exemptions. 

Environment enhancement should be provided to promote the psychological well-being of non-human primates, with 
primates being single-housed receiving special attention. 

The research facility must update their plan for environment enhancement, and at a minimum, must address each of 
the following: Social grouping, environmental enrichment, special considerations, restraint devices, and 
exemptions.The plan must be in accordance with the currently accepted professional standards as cited in 
appropriate professional journals or reference guides, and as directed by the attending veterinarian. 

To be corrected by February 1 , 2016 


Prepared By: 


Title: 



ALEXANDRA ANDRICOS, D.V.M. USDA, APHIS, Animal Care 


VETERINARY MEDICAL OFFICER Inspector 5038 


Received By: 


Date: 

Dec-10-2015 


Title: 


(b)(6), (b)(7)(c) 


Page 2 of 3 


Date: 

Dec-10-2015 






United States Department of Agriculture 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 


AANDRICOS 


USDA 



324151513000016 


Inspection Report 


An exit briefing was conducted with facility representatives. 

Accompanied on inspection by Dr. Katharine Frank, Veterinary Medical Officer. 


Prepared By: 


Title: 



ALEXANDRA ANDRICOS, D.V.M. USDA, APHIS, Animal Care 


VETERINARY MEDICAL OFFICER Inspector 5038 


Received By: 


Date: 

Dec-10-2015 


inspjd 


Title: 


(b)(6), (b)(7)(c) 


Page 3 of 3 


Date: 

Dec-10-2015 






USDA 



Gust No 


322137 


Count 

000060 

000009 

000069 


United States Department of Agriculture Customer: 322137 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Inspection Date: 12-NOV-15 

Animal Inspected at Last Inspection 

Cert No Site Site Name Inspection 


93-R-0532 002 BTS RESEARCH 12-NOV-15 


Species 
Dog Adult 
Pig 

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