The NIA has animal colonies with multiple contractors now so customers should take care that the purchase order is made out to the correct contractor. Orders for animals from different contractors must be submitted separately. The location of the colonies is as follows:
Notice: Change in F344 foundation stock. (MS Word, 33K)
** The new rat colony is at Charles River Laboratories (CRL). Because of delays in the development of the F344 breeding colony, the Brown Norway (BN) rats will transition to the new colony at CRL before the F344 rats transition. BN rats with dates of birth (DOB) through 10/12 will be shipped from Harlan, those with DOBs after 10/12 will be shipped from CRL and must be on separate orders from the older BN rats. Up-to-date instructions will be provided on the strain ordering pages of the online rodent ordering system.
Please note, at the end of the Harlan (hybrid and BN rats) and Taconic (F344) contracts, the rats remaining will be transferred to CRL (dates not yet determined). During the period when the older rats are still at Taconic or Harlan, orders for young and old rats from different contracts must be placed separately. After the rats are transferred to CRL, orders for old and young rats can be submitted on the same order. Please pay close attention to the instructions on the individual strain ordering pages of the online order form.