Contact Information


  • Division Secretary


    General Questions
    Phone: 404.727.7423
    Fax: 404.727.3212
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  • Customer Service


    Billing
    Phone: 404.727.8395
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Animal Orders & Transfers
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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    Smartkeys Add/Modify
    Phone: 404.727.7426
    Phone: 404.727.3210
    Fax: 404.727.8762
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  • Facility Access


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.8991

    After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)


    Phone: 404.727.6111

  • Animal Care & Husbandry


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.2955

  • Veterinary Medical Needs


    Normal Business Hours

    (Monday thru Friday, 8AM - 5PM)


    Phone: 404.727.3248

  • After Normal Business Hours

    (Weekends, Holidays & After Hours: 5PM - 8AM)


    Phone: 404.727.6111


Postal Mailing Address


  • 615 Michael Street
    Whitehead Biomedical Research Bldg
    Suite G-02
    Atlanta, GA 30322
    MAILSTOP: 1941-001-1AA

  • Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM




Options for Importing Mice into Emory



Options


  1. Sperm rederivation via in vitro fertilization (IVF): yields heterozygotes delivered to your mouse room in about 2-3 months. Can add cryopreservation at additional cost to provide relief of housing live mice and enable disaster preparedness.
    • Contact Emory's Transgenic Mouse Facility (TMF) for details
  2. Embryo rederivation: yields homozygotes or heterozygotes on background of choice. Can add cryopreservation at additional cost to provide relief of housing live mice and enable disaster resistance.
    • Contact Emory's Transgenic Mouse Facility (TMF) for details
  3. Acute studies (aka "Quarantine Lite"): Investigators can import mice for acute studies. Breeding is permitted. Mice cannot be moved into the general population.
    • Allows PI to conduct initial study to determine if line(s) is useful
    • For short term and acute procedures
    • Animals can be rederived using the Emory TMF for entry into general housing if desired.
    • Mice are housed at ABSL2 per diem (see current rates) using ABSL2 practices
    • Ivermectin (12 ppm) medicated feed is provided.
    • Investigators are cautioned that while much is not known about the effects of ivermectin on research mice, there are known genotype-dependent risks of toxicity, immune modulation, behavioral alteration, and tissue-specific activation of CreT2. For more information about strain sensitivity, see the Ivermectin Fact Sheet.
    • Exemptions from Ivermectin are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to PCR testing for consideration.
  4. Traditional Quarantine: Mice are imported and maintained in quarantine while being treated for fur mites and pinworms. Animal pathogen status is assessed upon arrival and prior to release. After the treatment and if results of health assessment are negative, these mice are released into the general population.
    • Ivermectin (12 ppm) medicated feed is provided for 4 or more weeks.
    • Investigators are cautioned that while much is not known about the effects of ivermectin on research mice, there are known genotype-dependent risks of toxicity, immune modulation, behavioral alteration, and tissue-specific activation of CreT2. For more information about strain sensitivity, see the Ivermectin Fact Sheet.
    • For strains where toxicity is unknown, sufficient number of mice should be imported to allow for testing a small group (1 cage) for toxicity prior to treating entire group. This extends total quarantine time but should prevent the potential loss of the line.
    • Cost estimates will be provided by DAR veterinary staff at the time services are requested.

Contact DAR Quarantine Services at DARIMPORT@emory.edu with any questions or for information about all steps necessary for importation.


Last Update: September 7, 2017