facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Harvard animal lab cited in USDA check

Aug. 17, 2011 at 2:29 PM   |   Comments

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Harvard University animal research center has been cited in the death of a primate incorrectly given anesthesia, federal officials say.

The citation was one of five issued as a result of a July inspection of several Harvard animal research facilities by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, The Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

Other problems cited by the USDA included flaking paint and rust in a surgical space, garbage bins left uncovered and inadequate cleaning of primate handling equipment, the newspaper said.

Inspectors said the primate death occurred in February when an overdose of anesthesia led to kidney failure and the death of a test subject.

Corrective actions have been taken to address the violations, Harvard said in a statement.

"We immediately engaged two external consultants and initiated a review process while taking action to reinforce strict compliance with established protocols," the statement said.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed Iranian woman accused of killing attempted rapist executed
2
Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53 Terry Keenan, former CNN, Fox News anchor, dead at 53
3
Top NSA spy is leaving position after conflict of interest accusations Top NSA spy is leaving position after conflict of interest accusations
4
California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq California Marine dies in Islamic State mission in Iraq
5
Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man Woman pleads not guilty to rape of Seattle man
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback