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Ordering of animals

The Department needs control of all arriving animals - when, where, to whom, and for what purpose. Therefore, AEM will order the animals from the vendor for you. On this page you will find an overview of animal types and how to order them from AEM.

There is an obligatory 7-day acclimatization period before animals can be used for experiments. In addition, there are different procedures, depending on which type of animals you wish to order. However, in all cases you will need an approved project plan before you can order animals.

Animal types and how to order

Animal type What to do Comments
Rodents from an approved vendor
(Jackson, Charles River, Taconic,
Janvier, Envigo, EPIC Zürich (under special conditions))

Taconic, Janvier:

  • Create a personal account with the vendor
  • Order via AEM by filling out the requisition form that you get from the animal technicians

 

Charles River, Envigo:

  • Order via AEM by filling out the requisition form that you get from the animal technicians

 

Jackson:

 

EPIC (ETH Phenomics Center) and LASC (Laboratory animal services center):

Order at the latest on Thursday at 12:00 the week before arrival

Delivery of animals normally occurs on Wednesdays (Taconic, Janvier, Envigo) and Thursdays (Charles River).

Rodents from a non-approved vendor

Fill out an import request

Import may take several months

Rabbits

Fill out an import request

Hens/chickens

Fill out an import request

Zebrafish

Contact facility manager

Import may take several months
Xenopus or Rana frogs

Fill out an import request

Import may take several months
Terrapins

Fill out an import request

Import may take several months
Insects

Fill out an import request

Large/farm animals including pigs at Frederiksberg

Contact animal caretakers at Frederiksberg - emed-frederiksberg@sund.ku.dk

Pigs at Panum

You do not need to do anything

Pigs are ordered by AEM in connection with your booking at the Large animals surgery facility

Delivery of pigs normally occurs on Tuesdays.

Other animals

Contact AEM veterinarians at emed-vet@sund.ku.dk

Create an account for ordering animals at AEM

If you have any questions regarding ordering of animals, please contact emed-vet@sund.ku.dk.