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Service for external use of the Animal Experimentation Unit (UEA)

The Animal Experimentation Unit (AEU)

Application to Service

  • The use of the service for the first time has to be requested with a minimum anticipation in 2 months. Every time that it starts a new procedure or study with animals of experimentation will be requested with the same anticipation than the previous situation.
  • All the procedures with animals of laboratory/experimentation must be authorized by the Ethical Committee of the Center. If so, the experimentation rooms and/or operating theaters and the general equipment must be reserved before its use.
  • The customer will carry out the animal orders previous information and authorization of the head for the AEU with a minimum of a week of anticipation, and they will be able to limit according to the occupation of the stabling rooms. The use of the experimentation rooms and/or operating theaters and the general equipment will be governed by a strict turn of reservation in the schedule of 8am to 6am from Monday to Friday.

Description

Offered service

Accommodation of the animals: The service covers the accommodation and maintenance of the animals: feeding, drink, cleaning-disinfection of the cages and accessories, environmental control, sanitary control of the animals, supervision of the health and the animal welfare. The AEU is endowed with facilities for lodging the following types of animals:

  • rabbits
  • pigs
  • conventional mousses
  • conventional rats
  • mousses in SPF conditions

Use of the rooms of experimentation, operating theaters and equipment: the service covers the utilization of the experimentation rooms and/or operating theaters and the general equipment placed in each of them, as well as the basic fungible one to carry out the procedures with animals. The UEA is equipped of experimentation rooms and operating theaters to develop procedures with the following types of animals:

  • rabbits
  • pigs
  • conventional mousses
  • conventional rats
  • mousses in SPF conditions
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Catalan Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Pavellˇ del Convent
Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 167 08025 Barcelona Spain
T: +34 - 93 556 5900 F: +34 - 93 556 5559

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