Animal House

Animal House

Animal Welfare

Registered member of CPCSEA (Committee for the purpose of control and supervision of experiments on animals), Ministry of Forest and Environment, Animal Welfare Division, Govt. of India for breeding and experimentation on animals


IIBAT is committed to enhancing animal welfare based on biological facts and scientific evidence, experimental tasks and constraints, practical experience, ethical principles, economical reasonableness and regulatory requirements


Animal use at IIBAT is approved and monitored by an Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) in lieu with the CPCSEA guidelines. The dedicated veterinarians directly manage husbandry practices, policies and procedures to ensure that all animal use is performed in accordance with the highest standards. If use of live animals is inevitable to accomplish the purpose of the study, IIBAT ensures that the study is designed to use minimum number of animals, without compromising on the quality of data generated and also considering the applicable regulatory requirements. As a moral responsibility, the protocols do not involve any severe pain or distress to the animals. All the animals are provided with a clean, comfortable and healthy environment, hygienic balanced feed and water which contribute to the ethical treatment of animals in this facility. Wherever possible, the principles of the 3Rs (Reduce, Refine, Replace) are practiced as a step towards animal welfare


Species Maintained

  • Rattus norvegicus : Wistar(Crl:WI), Sprague Dawley
  • Mus musculus : CBA/ca(CBA/CaCrl), CD1[Crl:CD1(ICR)]
  • Oryctolagus cuniculus : New Zealand White
  • Cavia porcellus : Dunkin Hartley
  • Gallus gallus domesticus : White Leghorn
  • Columba livia domestica : Indian Pigeon
    Salient features

  • Dedicated facilities for breeding and experimental activities
  • Robust animal health monitoring programs
  • Contaminant analysis of animal feed, water and bedding material
  • Enrichment materials and devices to improve physical, psychological and social well-being of animals
  • Routine inspection of facilities and animals by veterinarians, QAU, scientists and IAEC members
  • Controlled environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, light, pressure and air changes)
  • Regular training and evaluation of personnel in animal management
  • Monitoring, and recognizing pain or distress, and providing appropriate veterinary care

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