SERVICES

Veterinary Care

RARC laboratory animal veterinarians oversee the health and well-being of UW-Madison research animals.

Pharmacy Services

Principal investigators and laboratory staff can obtain medical materials for research and an inventory system for identifying and disposing of expired materials in in accordance with legal regulations through the RARC pharmacy.

Breeding Services

The RARC mouse breeding service provides reliable, economical and efficient breeding colonies to support research project needs. In addition, RARC staff can work with individual labs to improve breeding performance or training for procedures such as tissue collection for genotyping and identification.

Rodent Research Services

Provided by the RARC Transgenic Mouse Breeding Core. RARC staff can be added to animal protocols to assist with mouse studies. Types of services ranges from feeding special diets and blood collection to surgical procedures and tissue collection.

Rodent Quarantine Services

The RARC Rodent Quarantine Program provides services to researchers who have rodent lines coming to UW-Madison from non-approved vendors.

Rodent Analgesia Service

In some instances RARC Veterinary Services (RARC VS) may be able to supply extended release buprenorphine for your rodent models.

Decontamination

The Bioquell Z hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination system kills viruses, bacteria, and fungi in rooms or on equipment.

Facilities

RARC is available to consult on design and construction of new or remodeled animal facilities and selection of equipment.

Equipment Lending

RARC lends surgery and monitoring equipment at no cost (except for consumables).

Sterilization

Gas (ethylene oxide) sterilization can be used for heat, pressure and/or sensitive items that cannot be autoclaved.