Animal models

Domestic pig 

Domestic pigs bred in SPF surrondings at a nearby farm, securing short transit times from the breeder to our facilities. We allow a sufficient acclimitazion period to their new surroundings before iniziating any projects. In the acclimitization period we also provide the pigs with plenty of snacks (slized apple) to gain their trust, and provide them with plenty of rooting material (straw) as well as toys (chains, balls etc.). When performing studies requiring multiple samples, we put an effort into refining our methods and thereby reducing the cost to the animal of any potentially invasive procedures.  e.g. Surgically implanting permanent ear vein catheters under anaesthesia, allowing easy access to obtain bloodsamples as well as administering drugs intravenously. Contacts us for more details.

Minipig

Göttingen Minipigs are linebred at Ellegaard, Dalmose, Denmark, which is within 1.5 hour drive from our facility, ensuring short transit time from the breeder. We allow a sufficient acclimitazion period to their new surroundings before iniziating any projects. In the acclimitization period we also provide the minipigs with snacks (slized apple) to gain their trust, and provide them with plenty of rooting material (straw) as well as toys (chains, balls etc.). Their smaller size, compared to the domestic pig, makes them an ideal option in dosing studies where only limited quatities of test substance are available. Read more about their genetic background here.

Mice 

We have excellent collaborations with several large suppliers of mice strains, and thereby have the opportunity to offer you and your company all common strains, as well as we handle specific requests concerning induced models (e.g. diet-induced or surgically induced), and requests concerning specific genotypes. All our mice are provided with nesting material, acrylic hides and gnawing blocks.  Contacts us for more details.

Rats 

We have excellent collaborations with several large suppliers of rats, and thereby have the opportunity to offer you and your company all common strains, as well as we handle specific requests concerning induced models (e.g. diet-induced or surgically induced), and requests concerning specific genotypes. All our rats are provided with nesting material, acrylic hides and gnawing blocks.  Contacts us for more details.

 

In order to produce research data of high quality we focus on animal welfare and minimizing stress. Special and respectful attention is given to each individual and enrichment is provided to allow expression of normal behaviour.