Ordering of animlals

Ordering of animals:
All animals must be booked via the staff in animal facilities. When ordering from approved suppliers there will be 1 week of delivery and one week of acclimatization.

Laboratory animals can not be ordered without the necessary permissions.

Animals from non-approved suppliers usually requires more time before the experiment can begin. When ordering from other vendors or from other institutions it must be expected that there will be 1-6 weeks for delivery, quarantine and acclimation before the study can begin. The health status report, for the animals to be imported, must be approved by the veterinarian before import.
Laboratory animals imported from non-approved supplier, are placed in quarantine and will only be released after health checks for specific pathogens. Cost for this wil be re-invoiced to the researcher.

Housing of animals:
Laboratory animals may only be housed in classified areas in the animal facilities. Laboratory animals may not be moved outside the animal facilities. An exception is animals to be killed and for in vitro studies and animals moved to satellite facilities. All the movements of animals can only be done after agreement with the animal   staff. Animals that have been moved from animal facilities may not be re-introduced due to risk of infectious diseases Laboratory animals may only be housed in classified areas in the animal facilities.

Health control of laboratory animals:
In the animal facilities a general health check of mice and rats at are made twice a year. Included serological, bacteriological and parasitological examinations of routine health checks. A health status report can be prepared after each survey. Further investigation will be conducted following the discovery of dead animals and the occurrence of disease. Researchers will be informed about the occurrence of disease in their animals.


Transport of animals:
Shipment of laboratory animals to other institutions is possible only with the agreement of the veterinary management, which is responsible for completing the export certificates. Laboratory animals may only be transported in suitable crates. Animals for killing and for in-vitro experiments may only be transported in suitable and labelled crates.