RAT HEALTH STATUS PROFILES

If possible, sentinel programs and health profiles for rat colonies should include the submission of juvenile animals in order to detect potential viral disease prior to seroconversion of adults following infection. These profiles are designed for immunocompetent animals, with adults greater than 2 months of age and juveniles less than 4 weeks of age. A representative number of animals should be submitted with each accession; a "standard case" discount is offered for accession of 2 adults and 2 juveniles. Additional costs may be incurred if lesions or clinical history warrants; these costs will be discussed with the customer prior to the examination. Immunodeficient animals can also be examined by these panels, but should be accompanied by immunocompetent sentinel animals to provide serologic samples. Please call our laboratory for more information.

Complete Profile
A thorough survey of all organ systems to uncover any potential pathogens or lesions. Intended for baseline or annual testing of closed barrier colonies, or comprehensive assessment of new animal acquisitions.

Includes complete necropsy; microbiology of nasopharynx, cecum, tympanic bulla, and uterus; direct exams of pelage, intestinal contents, feces, and blood for parasites; complete histologic examination of target organs of disease including nasal turbinates and brain, plus any lesioned tissues noted; and complete serologic panels on adult animals.

Pricing Information:

Per Standard Case
(2 adults, 2 juveniles;
$151.00 discount)

$1096.50

Per adult animal

$388.80

Per juvenile animal

$234.95

Sentinel Profile
A complete examination of key organs and tissues which would be most likely to contain evidence of primary or opportunistic pathogens. Intended for the evaluation of dedicated sentinels or scheduled sampling of breeding colonies.

Includes complete necropsy; microbiology of nasopharynx and cecum; direct exams of pelage and intestinal contents; histologic examination of target organs of disease, plus any lesioned tissues noted; and sentinel serologic panels on adult animals.

Pricing Information:

Per Standard Case
(2 adults, 2 juveniles;
$89.00 discount)

$632.10

Per adult animal

$221.40

Per juvenile animal

$139.15

Basic Profile
A limited examination of animals which could be affected by clinical disease in a conventional animal facility. Intended for use in detection of more serious, clinical infectious diseases in frequently sampled, open animal colonies.

Includes complete necropsy; microbiology of nasopharynx and cecum; direct exams of pelage and intestinal contents; histologic examination of lung, plus any lesioned tissues noted; and clinical serologic panels on adult animals.

Pricing Information

Per Standard Case
(2 adults, 2 juveniles;
$55.10 discount)

$434.60

Per adult animal

$145.80

Per juvenile animal

$99.05

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