Welcome to Lab Animal Resources

Hello and welcome to Indiana University Bloomington's Laboratory Animal Resources! We have a centralized animal care program that oversees 6 vivariums with a variety of animal species over seen by a professional staff. Laboratory Animal Medicine and Science as a field has expanded significantly over the last 2 decades. We now know more than ever about pathogens and subclinical infections in animals that can affect research outcomes. Control of environmental factors such as lighting, temperature, humidity, consistent bedding, and housing are important variables that our staff works hard to maintain. We also know that provision of an animal's needs (food, water, shelter, and psychological) are important factors to provide to our animals. Our professional and experienced staff provide housing, husbandry, clinical care, consultation and medical treatments to all animals in our core facilities. We provide services including ordering animals both from vendors and collaborators, delivery of animals to facilities, medical care for spontaneous or induced medical conditions and consultation on your research. We would like to provide the best service to our customers and the highest level of humane animal care.

Karen Rogers
Director, Laboratory Animal Resources
Attending Veterinarian, IUB

COVID-19 LAR Vivarium Restart Procedures

Indiana University took the unprecedented step of largely hibernating its research mission in response to the public health threats posed by the COVID-19 virus in March 2020 by restricting access to buildings and research activities. This document will help provide guidance for the staged reopening of research laboratories at IU, while still following procedures meant to control the transmission of COVID-19 between individuals working in research laboratories. All guidance should follow local safety and advisory warnings.

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Lab Animal Resources

Research Service Building
819 North Forrest - IUB
Voice: 812-855-2356
Fax: 812-855-6397

Emergency Contact Information

Animal Health Concerns and Clinical Emergencies

If animal health concerns or clinical emergencies are noted, please call 812-855-2356 and select option #1 when prompted.