We use our expertise to provide the highest standard of care for laboratory animals in support of the Colorado State University research community. Lab Animal Resources (LAR) oversees the care and management of animals used in research and teaching at Colorado State University in over 48,000 square feet of animal holding space for small and large animals including animal biosafety level 3. We collaborate with investigators to meet their research needs by providing a full-spectrum of animal care and related services.


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Equipment Handling Fee

LAR will charge a delivery and cage wash fee for non-LAR requests for equipment. Two Work orders are required, To request initial delivery of equipment.

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Animal Order Reminders

When entering animal requisitions in eAnimal Ordering, please be mindful of filling out the entire requisition form with the desired specifications. If there is a

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square feet of animal holding space


days per year of animal care to assure the health and well-being of the animals


AALAS certified staff members


Foster an environment of care, respect and support for animals, researchers and staff
Provide humane husbandry and veterinary care for research animals
Facilitate essential animal-based research with an emphasis on ethics, communication and safety
Participate with investigators in the development of animal-based research
Promote educational opportunities for staff, students, researchers and the public
Maintain animal facilities and equipment to meet animal needs and regulatory standards of care
Be a leader in the field of animal care and support
Endeavor to be fiscally responsible and efficient

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Statement of support for the safe and humane treatment of laboratory animals:

Laboratory animals have played a vital role in many of the most significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, and continue to be a critical resource.  Transporting animals between specialized breeders and institutions is important to continue new discoveries and foster collaborations.  Airlines and other transportation services are critical for this work, and LAR supports the continued safe, humane, and rapid transport of laboratory animals to improve the lives of both humans and animals.