La Trobe Animal Research and Teaching Facility (LARTF)

White mouse

La Trobe Animal Research & Teaching Facility

Caring for animals used in research and teaching.

The La Trobe Animal Research and Teaching Facility (LARTF) provides housing, husbandry, technical resources and expertise supporting the use of a diverse range of animals involved in research and teaching activities.

Capabilities

Technician

LARTF offers a range of facilities and services which include:

  • Agistment, husbandry and colony management for rats, mice and zebrafish, including genetically modified strains
  • Specialised care and housing for avian, reptile and native animals
  • Behavioural neuroscience suites with state-of-the-art behaviour testing equipment
  • Fully equipped surgical facilities with isoflurane anaesthesia and instrument autoclave
  • PC1 and PC2 certified Specified Pathogen Free and conventional facilities

Expertise

Skilled technical support provided by experienced veterinarians and animal technicians.

Equipment

Specialised equipment including a small animal irradiator, in vivo optical and ultrasound imaging systems and fluorescence microscope.

Behaviour suites

Behavioural neuroscience suites for rats and mice with state-of-the-art behaviour testing equipment

Training

Training and competency assessment programs in animal handling and procedures.

Access

Services are available to La Trobe staff and students as well as external organisations and industry.

LARTF intranet (available to La Trobe staff only)

Contact us

T: 03 9479 2732

E: LARTF@latrobe.edu.au

Content box with image

Drag an item from the library above. Create a new item if your library is empty.

Minimum 2 items required.

Landing feature B

Drag an item from the library above. Create a new item if your library is empty.

Content box small

Drag an item from the library above. Create a new item if your library is empty.

Minimum 2 items required.

Video

Drag an item from the library above or link a video from YouTube.

Find a course

Drag an item from the library above. Create a new item if your library is empty.

Student profile

Drag an item from the library above.