University of Toledo

Animal Procurement and Transportation

The Guide-

“All animals must be acquired lawfully, and the receiving institution should ensure that all procedures involving animal procurement are conducted in a lawful manner…Transportation of animals is governed by a number of U.S. regulatory agencies and international bodies…Movement of animals within or between sites or institutions should be planned and coordinated by responsible and well-trained persons at the sending and receiving sites to minimize animal transit time or delays in receipt.”

Ordering animals from an approved commercial vendor (approved animal vendors):
1.  Make sure your UT email account is opened and minimized. Once you submit the form it will be attached to your email.

2.  Complete an Animal Requisition Form.

4.  Submit the order by Wednesday afternoon for the following week delivery.

5.  DLAR will notify the lab upon receipt of the animals.

6.  Rodents require a minimum of 3 days to recover from the stress of shipping.

Importation/Exportation of animals from a non-commercial vendor (other institutions):
1.  Complete a Material Transfer Agreement Checklist. The Technology Transfer office will negotiate the Material Transfer Agreement.

2.  Complete the DLAR Researcher Questionnaire form. DLAR will work with the other institution to exchange health reports and arrange the shipment.

3.  Importations: Animal health records are approved by the veterinarian and they must meet DLAR's health requirements before importation. Approved animals are received and placed in quarantine for approximately 1 - 2 weeks for verification of health status before being released to the researchers' colonies. During the quarantine period, these animals are isolated and accessible only by DLAR staff. Cost associated with the importations are charged directly to the receiving lab on their monthly bills from DLAR.

4.  Exportations: Animal health records are approved by the receiving institution's veterinarian and shipping arrangements are made between the institutions. Cost associated with the exportations are charged directly to the sending lab on their monthly bills from DLAR.


Last Updated: 9/6/18