Importing and exporting animals

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The departmental animal facilities at KI may have different routines for how to proceed when you want to import experimental animals to Karolinska Institutet. Always start by contacting the facility manager at your animal facility for advice.

Importing animals 

When importing animals to animal facilities operated by Comparative Medicine, always contact the Import Portal first. When importing animals to Astrid Fagraeus laboratory, contact management at the laboratory. 

Import Portal

Astrid Fagraeus laboratory 

When importing animals to other animal facilities at Karolinska Institutet, contact the receiving facility for further info. 

Quarantine

A central quarantine facility is located at the Import Portal Core Facility at Comparative Medicine. The Import Portal is for animals with uncertain health status, or that have been transported in such a way that that they cannot be guaranteed to be free from infections. When importing animals to animal facilities operated by Comparative Medicine, always contact the Import Portal first. 

Import Portal 

Exporting animals

When you want to export laboratory animals from Karolinska Institutet you should first contact the manager of the receiving animal facility to learn which rules apply. The rules differ from country to country. You should thereafter contact the facility manager at the facility from which you want to export animals. 

Before the export takes place, the designated veterinarian needs to inspect the animals and write a health certificate. The health certificate must not have been issued more than 24 hours before the export.

Transport of animals on campus

You can get help transporting animals on campus through the Tech & support unit at Comparative Medicine. Please consult your designated facility veterinarian when you have questions regarding the regulatory framework that controls the transport of animals.

Contact for transports: km-transport@km.ki.se

Animal experiment