Services

Some examples of technical assistance that Animal Resources can offer are listed below. We provide support to Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) facilities and all its associated academic departments, as well as outside entities. New projects are welcomed from all interested investigators.

Please contact our office to inquire about other professional and technical guidance available in support of your animal teaching and research related needs and current-year pricing. The cost-recovery fee rates for these services can also be provided to you upon request.

This resource strictly adheres to all guidelines set forth by the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council (2011) in the care and use of laboratory animals, by the Federation of Animal Science Societies in the care and use of agricultural animals in research and teaching (2010), and by the applicable portions of the USDA Animal Welfare Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9 Subchapter A).

Services, training and technical advice

  • Veterinary clinical diagnostic and treatment plans
  • Daily health evaluations
  • Health surveillance programs, including viral, bacterial and parasitic agents
  • Breeding colony management and record-keeping
  • Breeding schemes and optimizing performance
  • Animal shipping and receiving services, including quarantine health testing
  • Room environmental monitoring
  • Transgenic mouse blastocyst microinjections, pronuclear injections, in vitro fertilization (IVF) recovery procedures and other projects, cryopreservation and cryorecovery
  • Embryo transfer for re-derivation of mouse strains with health testing
  • Transgenic mouse tissue biopsy and genotyping
  • Training in several available imaging platforms
  • Training in maintaining asepsis and general infection control
  • Training in general anesthesia and physiological monitoring of anesthetized animals training
  • Training in blood sampling, injection/administration, and common surgical techniques
  • Technical advice on animal model development
  • Technical advice on environmental enrichment for animal well-being
  • Project-support for anesthesia and surgery
  • Consultation in IACUC protocol development and management