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Animal Research

The Purdue Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Laboratory Animal Program perform distinct and complementary roles to ensure animal well-being in research, testing, and teaching. The Centrally Managed Animal Facilities governs animal housing programs, facilities, personnel and equipment and maintains support space and services for faculty engaged in relevant research.

Laboratory Animal Program (LAP)

  • Provides veterinary care
  • Ensures animal housing, environments, and husbandry practices are consistent with federal policies
  • Provides training for species-specific procedures
  • Assists the IACUC with assessing reports of concern
  • Animal Ordering in accordance with IACUC policies.


Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

  • Reviews animal care and use protocols
  • Ensures that animal care and use is performed in accordance with protocols
  • Provides training for maintaining and documenting regulatory compliance
  • Identifies facility deficiencies
  • Evaluates “areas of concern” reports


Centrally Managed Animal Facilities

  • Oversees animal husbandry and maintenance in the centralized animal facilities
  • Assigns space
  • Provides programs, facilities, personnel and equipment for housing animals
  • Maintains support space and services for the use of Purdue University faculty using animal models



  • Animal Ordering – To Place an Animal Order please send an animal requisition form to:
  • For Laboratory Animal Emergency Veterinary care ONLY call 765-494-9163 to reach the Veterinarian On-Call.

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