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  National Institute of Nutrition
Jamai-Osmania PO
Hyderabad-500 007, India.
Ph No: #+914027197200
Email: nin@ninindia.org ,
             nin@ap.nic.in
FAX: 04027019074
Grams: NUTRITION
 

     Services - Lab Animals

      

 

  

 

    

NATIONAL CENTRE FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCES (NCLAS)

SOME OF THE BASIC REQUIREMENTS

I. Environmental Conditions

Temperature                                 : 25?C ± 2?C throughout the year.
Relative humidity                           : 45-55% throughout the year.
Ventilation(number of air changes) : 16-20 fresh air changes/hour (Recirculation of air from animal rooms is not recommended).
Light-dark cycle                            : 12 hours light and 12 hours dark or 14 hours light and 10 hours dark.
Light intensity                               : 350-400 lux one metre above the floor level.
Light source                                : Fluorescent tube lights fixed in such a way to facilitate uniform distribution of light.
Noise level                                   : Should be less than 65 decibels (should avoid all high frequency sound).

II. Hygiene and Care

A high degree of hygienic conditions should be maintained. Periodical cleaning and sterilisation of cages, diet and water containers and cleaning and disinfection of rooms should be ensured. Animal rooms should be rodent and other vector proof Pest control measures should be undertaken periodically. Use of any pesticide that may have deleterious effect on animals should be avoided. "Pyrethrum", a plant extract can be safely used as a pesticide in animal rooms. Trained personnel should undertake the day-to-day care of the animals.

III. Nutritional Requirements

The animal should be provided with clean feed and water free of pathogenic organisms. The feed should meet the nutritional requirements of the animals. Water should be free of all pathogenic organisms. Boiled, cooled water can be used. Acidification of water with conc. HCL to adjust the pH to 2.8 to 3.2 is good (Add about 3 ml of HCL to 1 litre and boiled cooled water).

IV. Ethical Considerations and Experimental Protocols

Absolute care should be taken to avoid inflicting unnecessary and avoidable pain to the animals. Experimental procedures on the animals should be carried out only under the supervision/guidance of appropriately qualified persons. An Ethical Committee consisting of experts should approve experiments involving live animals. While planning any experiment it is recommended that you may consult a statistician for determining the minimum sample size. The pricing of the animals is done on the basis of various inputs. It will work out cheaper (and quality assured) to buy animals from our facility rather than attempting to breed the animals in the user's premises. The facility has the capacity and potential to breed and supply large number of different species and strains of laboratory animals as per customer's requirement. Details of the species and strains of animals available for supply and present price and terms and conditions of supply, and ordering procedures are furnished for the convenience of prospective buyers.

HOW TO ORDER THE ANIMALS

1. While ordering please specify the following:

(a) Your CPCSEA registration Number
(b) Your Institutional Animal Ethics Committee's approval for the animals required
(c) Species
(d) Strain
(e) Age and /or weight range
(f) No. of animals required
(g) Sex (orders for both male and females will be given preference)
(h) Date on which the animals are required
(i) Nearest airport
(j) Distance from the airport to the Institute
(k) Telegraphic code, Fax number and Telephone numbers
(l) Residence Telephone number of the officer ordering for the animals.
    (this will facilitate communicating despatch details)


    Although orders can be executed at short notice for small numbers of animals, it is desirable to give advance notice of 30-40 days regarding requirement for animals. This will ensure better planning of the breeding programme and supply of animals according to the specifications and on the date required.

2. Animals are generally supplied against advance payment either in cash or by demand draft payable to the Director NCLAS at the branches of the Nationalised Banks in Secunderabad. Outstation cheques will not be accepted.

3. Animals can be either collected from our Animal Facility or air freighted to the nearest airport. In case of air-freighting, packing, forwarding and handling charges will be extra. Animals will not be sent unaccompanied by rail.

4. Appropriate kind of transport boxes for air freighting animals are available from the facility. Those who come to collect animals from our facility, please ensure to bring appropriate size and adequate number of cages.

5. Prompt acknowledgement of receipts of animals by air is requested

6. As soon as the animals are received please transfer them to clean cages and feed clean water. Transportation is a stress on animals. Therefore it is advisable to use the animals for experimentation or breeding only after an acclimatization period of 7 to 15 days in the new environment.

7. We will not be responsible for any death, injury or escape of animals after they leave our premises. Requests for free replacement of animals or refund of cost will not be entertained.

8. Feed-back on the quality of animals supplied by us in terms of experimental results will be appreciated. It will enable us to monitor the quality of animals.

9. Indents for animals may please be sent to:

    Officer-in-charge
    National Centre for Laboratory Animal Sciences
    National Institute of Nutrition
    Jamai Osmania
    Hyderabad - 500 007.
    Telegram : NUTRITION
    Fax : 040-27003317 / 27019074
    Telephone
    Monday to Friday between 9.00 am. & 5.30 pm 27197201/202/205/207
    After office hours and on holidays : 27197200
    Residence: Dr.P Suresh: 09849178671
    Email, sureshpothani@gamial.com;
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NATIONAL CENTRE FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCES
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION
HYDERABAD
(W.E.F 1st APRIL2014)

PRICE LIST OF ANIMALS, FEEDS, BLOOD AND BLOOD PRODUCTS (In Rupees) 

 

Species

Strain /breed

Government Organizations

Private Organizations.

Post-Weaning

Post-Weaning

Mouse

Swiss (In Bred)

150.00

200.00

BALB/c (In Bred)

150.00

200.00

C57 BL/6J (In Bred)

150.00

200.00

FVB/N(In Bred)

150.00

200.00

Rat

Wistar/NIN (In Bred)

300.00

350.00

CFY/NIN (In Bred)

300.00

350.00

Fischer 344 N (In Bred)

300.00

350.00

Sprague Dawley (Out Bred)

300.00

350.00

Holtzman (Out Bred)

300.00

350.00

Wistar Kyoto (In Bred)

300.00

350.00

Guinea Pig

Dunkin Hartley (Out Bred)

700.00

900.00

NIH: Coloured (Out Bred)

700.00

900.00

Rabbit

New Zealand White (Out Bred)

1800.00

2200.00

Hamster

Golden (Syrian) (In Bred)

250.00

350.00

Animal Feeds

20% Protein for (Rat, Mouse & Hamster)

140.00

150.00

14% Protein for (Rabbit, Guinea Pigs & Monkey)

100.00

120.00

 

Species

Strain /breed

Barrier Bred SPF (Animal Breeding Nuclei, Price common for Govt. & Private)

*Pedigreed animals for
Breeding

*Timed Pregnant animals

Post- Weaning

Government

Private

Government

Private

Mouse

Swiss (In Bred)

 

300.00

400.00

400.00

500.00

BALB/c An.N (In Bred)

400.00

300.00

400.00

400.00

500.00

C57 BL/6J (In Bred)

 

300.00

400.00

400.00

500.00

N:NIH(S) NUDE (ATHYMIC)

Heterozygous male

400.00

* Subject to availability and limited numbers only

Heterozygous female

700.00

Homozygous male

700.00

Homozygous female

400.00

Rat

Wistar/NIN (In Bred)

500.00

500.00

600.00

500.00

700.00

Sprague Dawley(Out
Bred)

500.00

500.00

600.00

500.00

700.00

Fischer 344 (In Bred)

 

500.00

600.00

500.00

700.00

Wistar Kyoto

 

500.00

600.00

500.00

700.00

CFY/NIN (In Bred)

 

500.00

600.00

500.00

700.00

Holtzman (Out Bred)

 

500.00

600.00

500.00

700.00

Hamster (Golden Syrian)

     

500.00

600.00

Guinea Pig

Dunkin Hartley

 

800.00

900.00

   

NIH: Coloured

 

800.00

900.00

   

Lactating Mouse with litter

   

600.00

800.00

Lactating Rat with litter

 

800.00

1000.00

Lactating Hamster With litter

 

300.00

700.00

Note:- 

(a) I.B : Inbred; O.B : Out bred; 
(b) Packing and forwarding charges will be extra. Honorarium charges Rs. 250.00 will also be charged for each
consignment extra to meet the cost of incidental expenses & telecommunication.

HANDLING CHARGES FOR SUPPLY OF ANIMALS & FEED

1.  for supply of animals, the handling charges will be rs.250/-
2.  for supply of animal feed/ special feed the following charges are applicable

Sl. No

Quantity

Rate Rs.

1.

1 -100 Kg

300.00

2.

101-500 Kg

400.00

3.

501-1000 Kg

500.00

4.

Above 1000 Kg

1.00 per Kg


Details of Transport boxes Available

Type

Dimensions

Volumetric weight

Max. No. of animals accommodated

Price

Small Box

27 x 30 x 15 cms

2.0 kg

Adult Mice 25
Weaning Rats 10

300.00

Small Box with filter

27 x 30 x 15 cms

2.0 kg

Adult Mice 25
Weaning Rats 10

400.00

Mouse Box

55 x 30 x 15 cms

4.5 kg

Adult 50
Hamsters 10 - 15

500.00

Mouse Box with filter

55 x 30 x 15 cms

4.5 kg

Adult 50

800.00

Rat Box

55 x 30 x 20 cms

5.5 kg

Weaning 20
Adult 10

500.00

G.Pig Box

65 x 35 x 20 cms

7.5 kg

150 - 250 g 15
>250g 10

600.00

Rabbit Box

65 x 45 x 25 cms

12.5 kg

Adult 5

700.00

These transport boxes are meant for only carrying animals and can be reused after sterilization. Animals should not be housed in these boxes for more than 24 hours.


Blood and Plasma/Sera (Rupees)

Species

Blood (ml)

Plasma/Sera (ml)

 

Government

Private

Government

Private

Mouse

100.00

200.00

150.00

300.00

Rat

50.00

100.00

100.00

200.00

Hamster

75.00

150.00

150.00

300.00

Guinea Pig

150.00

300.00

250.00

500.00

Rabbit

100.00

200.00

200.00

400.00

Monkey

125.00

250.00

250.00

400.00

Sheep/Goat

50.00

100.00

80.00

160.00

Note:     : Handling charges Rs.300.00 extra.

 

Maintenance Charges for conducting experiments at NCLAS

(Per day per animal & in Rs.)

Species

Government

Private

Mouse

20.00

40.00

Rat

40.00

60.00

Hamster

40.00

60.00

Guinea Pig

80.00

120.00

Rabbit

150.00

250.00

Monkey

300.00

500.00

Animal leasing charges Rs. 10000.00 per monkey.
 
TISSUES / ORGANS
Cost of Organs will be estimated on the basis of the following
      1.Cost of animals.
      2. Salary of the staff involved and number of hours worked.
      3. Consumables and others.
      4. Disposables PPE (for staff involved).
      5. Administrative charges 10% of total above.
 
HEALTH MONITORING
1. Microbiology / Virology per sample          :  Rs.1000.00
 
TRAINING PROGRAMMERS

TRAINING

Government

Private

Fresh

Laboratory Animal Technician Training Course (LATTC)- per participant

5000.00

8000.00

3000.00

Laboratory Animal Supervisor’s Training Course (LASTC) - per participant

10000.00

16000.00

4000.00

Ad hoc training program –(per week) per participant

3000

5000.00

5000.00

 
 
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