Is the DLAR able to assist labs with breeding of mice and rats?

The DLAR Breeding Core (DBC) manages breeding of over 180 mouse and rat lines for numerous Investigators, as well as the DCI production colonies of nude and NSG/SCID-beige mice.  Although the majority of these colonies are maintained at an Ultra-barrier status (strict exclusion list of rodent adventitious pathogens including Helicobacter sp., Norovirus and Pasteurella pneumotropica (also Rodentibacter pneumotropicus)) and require rederivation for entry, the DBC has space and resources to accommodate breeding colonies of normal barrier status of most mouse and rat strains at Duke.  If an Investigator wishes to discuss use of the DBC, information may be obtained at rodentbreedingcore@dm.duke.edu, or by contacting a DLAR veterinarian or Operations Manager.