UNR pays fine for 3 sheep deaths in animal-research program

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Updated: 6/14/2013 5:10 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Following notification by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the University of Nevada, Reno has paid a $7,446 fine for an incident on one of its farms that resulted in the death of three animals in September 2011.

In the incident, UNR reports 10 sheep went without water over a period of five days, including a weekend, and one was found dead from dehydration. Immediate therapeutic intervention was initiated on the other animals by veterinary staff. Two more animals did not survive.

Proper standard operating procedures were in place at the time, according to UNR. This incident was the result of human error and appropriate personnel actions were taken. The fine, which was paid using non-State funds, follows the USDA investigation in 2012 about the incident.

Follow-up actions, including augmentation of operational procedures and re-training, were completed to prevent this from happening again. The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service noted these actions and changes in procedure in its investigation.


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