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Animal Facility Unit

Life and Health Science Research Institute (ICVS)

Service Centre category(ies)

Animal Facilities / Research Animals

Description of the Service Centre

The ICVS has a fully equipped SPOF animal house prepared for rats, mice and guinea pigs. The facility has several rooms for animal maintenance and experimentation, equipped and prepared for surgical and experimental procedures. The animal facility team provides services of husbandry, veterinary care and animal welfare counseling. Our institution also have facilities equipped and prepared for minimally invasive surgical training and research, by using in vivo animal models as pigs and rabbits.

Service Centre web address

http://www.icvs.uminho.pt/Introduction/Facilities.aspx

Contact person's name

Margarida Correia-Neves/ Magda Carlos/ Alice Miranda

Contact person's e-mail

mcorreianeves@ecsaude.uminho.pt/ mjoao@ecsaude.uminho.pt/ alicemiranda@ecsaude.uminho.pt

Contact person's telephone

+351 253 604 807

Last edited on

2013-08-02 16:12:06

Services

Service

Education and training

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

Prepare researchers for the appropriate use of animals in scientific experiments, including technical training and experimental design counseling (reduction, refinement, replacement).

Service

Husbandry and routine daily care

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

The animal facility team provides services of husbandry and routine daily care (including watering, feeding and cage changing) by qualified animal caretakers.

Service

Veterinary care and advise

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

Veterinary care and advise, including refinement of procedures, anesthesia and surgical support.

Service

Quarantine area

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

Quarantine area prepared for the acclimatization and treatment of the incoming animals.

Service

Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit

Available for external use?

Yes

Comments

Facilities equipped and prepared for minimally invasive surgical training and research, by using real ex vivo tissues and in vivo animal models as pigs and rabbits.

Equipments

Equipment

Ventilators

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Equipment

Multiparameter monitors

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Equipment

Perfusion pumps

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Equipment

Surgical microscope

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Equipment

Blood pressure analysis system

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Equipment

Volatile anesthesia system

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

Equipment

Behavioral equipment

Service type: self-service or full-service?

Full-service

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