Animal quality

​Animals are acquired only from registered vendors with well-known microbiological status and the veterinarian at CAL decides whether the animals are fit to enter the animal facilities or are sent to quarantine.

In special cases where the microbiological quality of animals is not known or the status is inadequate, the strain can be purified by embryo transfer or caesarean section.

A more comprehensive rodent health monitoring is done at least once a year and the general health monitoring - approximately every 3 - 4 months, following FELASA’s recommendation guidelines (FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of mouse, rat, hamster, guinea pig and rabbit colonies in breeding and experimental units).