Laboratory Animal Medical Services

Guidelines for Importing Rodents from Non-Approved/Non-Commerical Vendors

Requesting mice from unapproved vendors requires the following:

  1. A completed LAMS Electronic Animal Order Form  (complete instructions for ordering animals can be found here).
    • Please write the intended use for the mice on the animal requisition form in the space marked "special requirements" (i.e. breeders, terminal, etc.)

  2. The last 4 rounds of Animal Health Reports from the sending institution emailed to Steve Ribar
    • All mice coming from non-approved vendors must have the last 4 rounds of health reports from the room and facility where the animals are housed
    • The current health report must be less than 90 days old and contain housing information, serology, and parasitology (furmite and pinworm) test results
    • Please indicate if there have been any outbreaks within the room and facility where the animals are housed within the past 2 years

  3. A facility description from the sending institution emailed to Steve Ribar
    • the facility description should include the husbandry and biosecurity practices along with cage type (individually ventilated, static micorisolator, open top), feed and bedding (irradiated, autoclaved, other), water, and personal protective equipment worn by personnel

  4. A sentinel program synopsis from the sending institution emailed to Steve Ribar

  5. Approval by a LAMS veterinarian
    • Approval by a LAMS veterinarian must be obtained prior to shipping
    • LAMS veterinary staff informs the PI and the sending institution that the shipment has been approved
    • PIs are responsible for shipping arrangements and charges

Animal Shipping Address:
University of Cincinnati
Laboratory Animal Medical Services
231 Albert Sabin Way
Medical Sciences Building, Room R003
ATTN:  Steve Ribar
Cincinnati, OH  45267

Quarantine

For access to Quarantine, please schedule and appointment with Steve Ribar. Quarantine is last order entry.  If you must re-enter another animal housing room, a wet shower must be taken and clothes changed.

Standard Quarantine
  • Standard quarantine is approximately 8 weeks
  • Prior approval must be given to breed while in quarantine

Expedited Quarantine
  • Expedited quarantine is approximately 4 weeks
  • Prior approval must be given to breed while in quarantine

Contact Us

Mail Location:  0571

231 Albert Sabin Way
MSB R003
P.O. Box 670571
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0571
513-558-5171
lams@ucmail.uc.edu

 

Emergency Contacts: 

Supervisor On Call 
513-400-5539

Vet On Call
513-558-5518

Vet Tech On Call
513-341-8387