An official request must be submitted to the office of the Attending Veterinarian when animals are transferred between Animal Use Protocols (AUPs). Contact staff from your housing location for more information on the local animal transfer request process utilized. The transfer approval process will include a review of both the transferring AUP and the receiving AUP. This is necessary to ensure that animal numbers are properly tracked on AUPs and that animals are not over utilized.
Animals that have been subjected to a major survival surgery or other significant procedure with physiologic impairment will not be approved for transfer to another AUP with similar procedures without strong scientific justification and review by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.