Łukasz CHUDOBA, Teresa JUST, Małgorzata KIELAK,
Marta NOWAK, Roman SZULOWSKI, Wojciech WIŚNIEWSKI
The Animal House is divided into separate
areas for breeding and experimental purposes.
The breeding house has been in operation since 2000 -
independent building technically prepared for maintaining
animals (air conditioning system, double-door autoclave,
automatic washing machines for bottles, barrier system for
personnel entrance). Breeding of experimental rats (inbred
Long Evans Rat LE/CpbHsd and outbred Wistar Rat
HsdBrlHan:WIST), The Gray Short-Tailed Opossums (Monodelphis
domestica) and Cats is also performed at Animal House.
part of our breeding colony are several different transgenic
strains. The breeding pairs were obtained from
following renowned breeding centres of the world: Harlan
Netherlands B.V.; Harlan UK C; Southwest Foundation for
Biomedical Research, Department of Genetics, San Antonio i
undergo periodic pathological, parasitological, bacteriological and
virusological control. Bacteriological and viral controls are done in
co-operation with the Institute of Oncology , the Department of Veterinary
Medicine of the Agriculture Academy, in Warsaw, IDEXX Laboratories and QM
Diagnostics the Netherlands.
House provides animals for experiments (groups selected according to age, sex,
weight, and phase of the cycle) at the laboratories of the Nencki Institute. It
provides comprehensive animal care including following neurosurgical treatment.
Rearing of cats used in experiments on plasticity of the nervous system is one
of the specialities of the Animal House.
of the First Ethical Commission in Warsaw, that supervises animal experiments at
our Institute is required for all planned experiments.