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))
Charles River, Envigo:
The animal unit will then process the requisition for the desired delivery date and confirm your request by retur e-mail with the requsition attached and applied with requisition number
EPIC (ETH Phenomics Center) and LASC (Laboratory animal services center):
Taconic, Janvier and Charles River:
Order at the latest on Wednesday at 12:00 noon the week before arrival
Order at the latest on Tuesday at 12:00 noon the week before arrival
Delivery of animals normally occurs on Wednesdays (Taconic, Janvier, Envigo) and Thursdays (Charles River).
|Rodents from a non-approved vendor||
Import may take several months
|Zebrafish||Import may take several months|
|Xenopus or Rana frogs||Import may take several months|
|Terrapins||Import may take several months|
|Large/farm animals including pigs at Frederiksberg||
Contact animal caretakers at Frederiksberg - firstname.lastname@example.org
|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.
Contact AEM veterinarians at email@example.com
If you have any questions regarding ordering of animals, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requisition for ordering animals
Download and fill the requisition for ordering animals (Excel) when ordering animals from the following approved vendors:
- Charles River
Please follow the instruction described on this page.