Animal Health Surveillance
Animal Health and Data Integrity
The difficulty of infectious agents, apart from the obvious potential for clinical morbidity and morality of unique animals, is that they interfere with the normative responses of even asymptomatic animals, including altering numerous cell biological responses in vitro, resulting in data variations and the misinterpretation of results.
Comparative Medicine provides IACUC-certified personnel with the following information regarding animal health surveillance.
- How are Mice Maintained Free of Pathogens? (PDF)
- Infectious Agent Exclusion List for Mice (PDF)
- Infectious Agent Exclusion List for Rats (PDF)
- Rodent Health Surveillance Standard Operating Procedures (PDF)
- Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory
- Diseases of Research Animals (DORA)
Please address questions to CompMed@usf.edu.