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Welcome

Animal Care Services provides oversight for the care and well-being of all animals used for research, teaching, and testing at the University of Florida. ACS maintains AAALAC accredited animal housing facilities and provides animal husbandry services, veterinary care, training, and technical services to UF researchers and instructors.

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Lab Animal Residency Program

The University of Florida residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine is a 3 year non-degree program.  

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Germ Free/Gnotobiotic Mice

Animal Care Service is now capable of housing germ free mice

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BMS Surgery Suite

The new BMS Rodent facility is equipped with a brand new, state of the art multi-user surgical facility for Investigators to rent.

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Mouse Models Core

The Mouse Models Core has the capability to produce transgenic mice and knock out or knock in mice from your ES cell lines.  The Core can freeze sperm and reconstitute frozen sperm and embryos. Elimination of pathogens from lines of mice is also provided.

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Rodent Breeding

The University of Florida’s Department of Animal Care Services (ACS) provides day to day management and operation of a rodent breeding colony.