General Info

JIPMER Animal House

 

The central animal house is looked after by one animal assistant, one senior animal attender and one animal attender

Various activities of the facility are categorized as follows:

The following small animals have been maintained throughout the year-

  1. Rats (Wistar)
  2. Mice (Swiss)
  3. Rabbits (New Zealand)
  4. Guinea Pigs

The opening stock as on 01.04.2015 was

  • Mice  250
  • Rats  200
  • Guinea Pig 30
  • Rabbits 45

The closing stock as on 31.03.2016 was

  • Mice  218
  • Rats  250
  • Guinea Pig 28
  • Rabbits 40

A total of 409 small animals (rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs) were supplied to various departments of the institution. The following are the details:-

Sl.No Animals No issued for Teaching No. issued for Research purpose

1.

Rats

88

63

2.

Mice

80

72

3.

Rabbits

24

-

4.

Guinea Pig

32

0

The facility houses 7 sheep for purpose of preparation of culture media (sheep blood agar) by the department of Microbiology.