Fins & Tails, Bits & Bobbers
... Vol 3-3
2008 INAD Sign-up Forms are now available: Once again it is that time of year for renewal of your facility’s INAD’s for Calendar Year 2008. Please send in the completed sign-up forms to the Bozeman INAD/AADAP Office by 31 December 2007. Invoices will be mailed out the end of January. All 2008 sign-up forms are available on the AADAP website at: http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/aadap/signup.htm.
End of the Year INAD Forms due: If you have not already done so, please send in all Form 2’s (Chemical Use Logs) and Form 3’s (Results Report Form) for each of the INAD’s that were used at your facilities for INAD Year 2007. For the 17α-Methyltestosterone Medicated Feed participants, Form 6 (Year End Efficacy Report) will also need to be submitted.
Several INAD study protocols have received re-authorization: Updated Study Protocols, Forms, and slaughter authorizations are now available for INAD’s 9332,
10-697 and 9033; while re-authorization is also expected for INAD’s 9321, 10-969 and 11-236. New INAD notebooks will be sent out by the end of January 2008 to participants that sign up for these INAD’s. Please note that if you need the updated information sooner, the Study Protocols and Forms will be available on our website as they are received.
Recommended Storage of 17α-Methyltestosterone Medicated Feed: In order to maintain the stability of 17α-Methyltestosterone (17MT) in medicated feed, you must store the medicated feed in the proper environment. It is recommended that you store any 17MT-medicated feed at temperatures of 4°C or lower. This is especially important if you plan to use the
medicated feed over a long period of time (i.e., several months). If you are planning to use the medicated feed over a short period of time (i.e., one month or less) you may be able to successfully store the feed at ambient room temperature. However, keep in mind that storing the feed at this higher temperature may likely reduce its potency. As reported in the last Newsletter (Vol. 3-2, page 5), storage of 17MT-medicated feed at room temperature can reduce the amount of 17MT by as much as 15% per month. Better yet, if you have the room and would like your
17MT-medicated feed to maintain its maximum potency, store your medicated feed in a freezer!