The Oregon National Primate Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University has received another clean bill of health from the United States Department of Agriculture. Approximately twice a year, a USDA animal care expert conducts an unannounced, thorough inspection of OHSU’s primate center to ensure the facility is in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act.
The latest report follows an inspection of ONPRC facilities and records on September 5 and 6. The one-page report indicates: “No noncompliant items identified during this inspection.” This language is common on USDA reports when a facility is found to have no items requiring correction. The primate center has a history of receiving reports that are in full compliance with the Animal Welfare Act.
“Our animal care staff members work day in and day out to provide the best possible care for our animals,” said Nancy L. Haigwood, Ph.D., director of the ONPRC. “These reports are third-party confirmation of their excellent work, dedication and compassionate care.”
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