In general, animals received from non-approved vendors (i.e. other Universities, overseas vendors, research colonies, etc.) must be screened more cautiously to prevent introduction of infectious rodent pathogens into the vivarium.
A copy of the last two health reports from the non-approved originating facility must be sent to the LARC Institutional Veterinarian/Director (fax 806-743-1028), prior to shipment.
Please check with your local LARC office at each campus site when deciding on which
animal vendor to use. We would be more than happy to help you find the right source
of animals that will best fit your research and financial needs! Just a reminder...all animals MUST be ordered through your local LARC office.