Colony animals and environmental samples in all LARC rodent holding areas are surveyed throughout the year for selected rodent pathogens and parasites. For additional information regarding the rodent health surveillance program email LARC Rodent Health Surveillance at

All LARC testing is performed by IDEXX BioResearch. For information about IDEXX, health monitoring services and test procedures consult,

In addition to veterinary support by the Laboratory Animal Resources Center, a full range of animal disease diagnostic services are available through the College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The Laboratory is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians and is a member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. Services available include necropsy, histopathology, bacteriology, virology, and molecular diagnostics. For additional information on obtaining diagnostic services contact the LARC,, or visit the VDL website,

Instruction on basic rodent necropsy techniques and tissue collection for research is available through classes scheduled according to demand and instructor availability. Contact LARC for more information and scheduling.