How do I get into the facility?
NYU Medical Center ID cards must be coded in order to
enter the facility. Floors can be accessed via the elevator or through
the access ports on each floor.
How do I locate missing animals?
Death - check cage cards for notations of death dates.
If within 48 hours of death, carcasses are held in the freezer on the
Misplaced - check adjacent cages for increase in population.
Escape - mice found will be placed in a separate cage on the bottom
of the rack, identified as an unknown mouse. They are kept for a week
to be claimed.
How do I get clean cages?
Normally, clean cages can be found on the 5th floor
at the end of the hallway. If there is a shortage of supplies, extra
equipment is available in the ground floor supply room.
What do I do with dirty cages?
Dirty cages must be brought to the ground floor or
placed on a cart on the 5th floor. For health reasons, dirty cages
must not be left in the rooms or hallways. Never place cages or
equipment directly on the floor.
Where can I perform procedures in the facility?
Small procedures (injections, identifying, etc.) can
be performed in the rooms. Longer procedures (surgeries) must be
done in an approved area. Surgeries for organisms rabbit-size
and larger must use the surgery suite. The surgery suite must be
reserved for specific surgeries by submitting a Surgery
Room Order Form.
What do I do with carcasses?
Animal carcasses should be placed in a plastic bag
and deposited in the freezer on the ground floor for proper disposal.
Remember to submit cage card when the whole cage is eliminated,
write the removal date on the cage card to remove from census.