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ARC’s main objectives are high quality research, safety, and welfare. These objectives are reached through a collaborative effort with research staff to understand the demands of their procedures; planning in the form of emergency drugs, route of sedated animal to surgery, etc; and ergonomic supports such as stretchers, inflation lift beds, hospital beds, and other forms of wheeled and hydraulic tables to allow animals to be lifted minimally during sedation, prep, and transfer to operation and recovery. In this way, ARC has been able to reduce the risk to staff and animals alike while performing small ruminant procedures regularly and meeting the needs of cardiovascular research.

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