University of Toledo

animal procurement

DLAR provides animal procurement services to support your research at The University of Toledo.

Color image of a rat holding a sign stating "Reminder! Animal requisitions are due into DLAR on Wednesday at Noon!

  • Deadline:  Orders are due every Wednesday by Noon to be received the following week (pending availability). 
    • DLAR will confirm that there is availability on the protocol.
    • DLAR will confirm the Banner index provided is associated with the PI on the request, that the index has not expired, and funding is available.
    • DLAR will confirm with the PI and laboratory personnel that the protocol availability and funding exists and when the order will be placed with the vendor.
    • The PI and lab personnel will be informed when the order has been placed and if there are any difficulties with the order.
    • DLAR will notify the lab of any delivery delays, when the animals are received and where they are located within the facility. 
  • Acclimation Period - Mandatory: A 3-day acclimation period is required before working with any newly received animals.
  • New Animal Requisition Form - Required: A new Animal Requisition form must be used from Z drive folder each time you purchase animals. DO NOT SAVE THIS FORM FOR REUSE. This form is subject to change without notice. You are required to use the current version of the form located on the Z drive. Orders submitted on the incorrect form will be returned for resubmission and the deadline will still be enforced.
  • Banner Allocation: Once animals are invoiced by the vendor and the order is posted to the DLAR Business Manager's P-Card, the order will be allocated to the Banner index number provided on the requisition. Requisitions turned into DLAR without a Banner index number will be returned as incomplete and not placed with the vendor until a completed form is received.
approved vendors & scheduled delivery day

Vendor: Charles River Laboratories

Website: https://www.criver.com 

Scheduled Delivery Day: Tuesday

Vendor Announcements: None at this time

Holidays may cause a change in delivery. DLAR will inform your lab of any changes in scheduled deliveries.
If your vendor is not listed here, it is not an approved vendor. You will need to follow the procedures for the Importation of Live Animals.

Vendor: Envigo - Now known as: Inotiv

Website: https://www.inotivco.com

Scheduled Delivery Day: Monday

Vendor Announcements: Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Closed: Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24
Animal Requisition Deadline to DLAR: Friday, Nov. 17 - Noon.

Holidays may cause a change in delivery. DLAR will inform your lab of any changes in scheduled deliveries.
If your vendor is not listed here, it is not an approved vendor. You will need to follow the procedures for the Importation of Live Animals.

Vendor: The Jackson Laboratory

Website: https://www.jax.org/

Scheduled Delivery Day: Monday

Vendor Announcements: None at this time

Holidays may cause a change in delivery. DLAR will inform your lab of any changes in scheduled deliveries.
If your vendor is not listed here, it is not an approved vendor. You will need to follow the procedures for the Importation of Live Animals.

Vendor: Mutant Mouse Resource & Research Center (MMRRC) - 
supported by the NIH

Website: https://www.mmrrc.org/

Scheduled Delivery Day: As Scheduled

Vendor Announcements: None at this time

Holidays may cause a change in delivery. DLAR will inform your lab of any changes in scheduled deliveries.
If your vendor is not listed here, it is not an approved vendor. You will need to follow the procedures for the Importation of Live Animals.

Vendor: National Institutes of Health -
Rodent Ordering System

Website: https://ros.nia.nih.gov/user/login

Scheduled Delivery Day: Tuesday

Vendor Announcements: None at this time

Holidays may cause a change in delivery. DLAR will inform your lab of any changes in scheduled deliveries.
If your vendor is not listed here, it is not an approved vendor. You will need to follow the procedures for the Importation of Live Animals.

Vendor: Rat Resource & Research Center

Website: https://www.rrrc.us

Scheduled Delivery Day: As Scheduled

Vendor Announcements: None at this time

Holidays may cause a change in delivery. DLAR will inform your lab of any changes in scheduled deliveries.
If your vendor is not listed here, it is not an approved vendor. You will need to follow the procedures for the Importation of Live Animals.

Vendor: Taconic

Website: https://www.taconic.com

Scheduled Delivery Day: Tuesday

Vendor Announcements: United States Holiday Closures
November 23, 2023
November 24, 2023 - Closes at 2:00 PM
December 25, 2023

Holidays may cause a change in delivery. DLAR will inform your lab of any changes in scheduled deliveries.
If your vendor is not listed here, it is not an approved vendor. You will need to follow the procedures for the Importation of Live Animals.

Form Location & Instructions

Form Location on the Z Drive: Z:\DeptLabAnimalResearch\UTResearchers\Animal Requisitions
File Name: Animal Requisition Form (PDF File)

Instructions

Image of the required fields on the Animal Requisition Form

  1. Fill out the form completely. All spaces above are required to be filled in, if applicable. 
    • Incomplete forms will cause delays in placing your animal orders.
  2. You must save the form as your own. You cannot save it in the Z drive folder.
  3. Send your completed requisition as an attachment to the email addresses listed on the form.
  4. Animal orders are placed by DLAR with the vendors on Thursday mornings. See above for delivery schedule.

for assistance with animal procurement

For assistance with obtaining animals for your research or for assistance with completing the Animal Requisition Form, please contact:

"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."

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Last Updated: 3/28/24