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Animal Research Core

The Animal Research Facility provides a convenient location and modern equipment for investigators using animals in research in the School of Dentistry. The Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine provides husbandry services for the animals. An Animal Facility Coordinator is also available to help all research laboratories with any animal research needs. Inquiries about the animal core should be made to SoD.Animal.Core@umich.edu.

Facilities and equipment

  • Three-room surgery suite - accommodations for survival surgery
  • Newly installed, modular, ventilated caging system for rodents
  • Two isofluorane anesthesia machines
  • Portable dental x-ray unit
  • Suction machine
  • Hookups for high and low speed dental drills
  • Air-water syringe unit
  • Large and small animal scales
  • Laminar flow hood

Services and Resource Links

UCUCA - University Committee on use and Care of Animals

UCUCA provides general information about the use of animals in research including
Care and Use of Animals
Veterinary guidelines
Protocol review and exemption forms

ULAM - Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine

ULAM provides general information that includes:
Training
Animal Shipping
Perdiem rates
Ordering