how do I add or remove a litter from a breeding cage?

Add a litter to an active breeding cage.

To add a litter to a breeding cage, click Manage Cage Records. Search or use the filters to find the breeding cage you would like to wean pups from and open the breeding cage record by clicking on its hyperlink. (Figure 1)

Figure 1: Select an existing cage card.

You will then be presented with a pop-up window. Click on the Litter tab. (Figure 2)

Figure 2: Click on the Litter tab.

  • Fill in the Date of Birth, a potential Date to Wean and the Number Born. You may also enter in the number of pups Terminated, or culled, if that number is known at the time of litter creation. You may also come back and edit the Terminated value at a later time.

  • Click Add.

  • The litter ID field is a system-generated value and every litter has its own unique ID.

  • The Weaned field will be automatically updated when pups are assigned to new weaning cages in the Weaning Cage Request workflow.

  • The Available field is automatically updated based on Number Born, Weaned and Terminated.

  • You may add multiple litters to a breeding cage.

  • You may also reprint new cage cards to display new litter information as they are added. Figure 3 is an example of a breeding cage card that contains multiple litters:

Figure 3: Example of a breeding cage card

Remove a litter from a breeding cage.

To delete a litter from a breeding cage, simply open the appropriate Cage ID, and click the red x net to the litter you would like to remove. (Figure 4)

Figure 4: Click the red x to delete a litter.

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