Colony maintenance


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The APF has a full colony management service at the lowest external price in Australia. You can manage the breeding of your strains remotely through the “Musterer” database or task your dedicated project manager and colony coordinator to undertake your breeding and sampling management.

Our Maintenance service package includes:

  • Mouse holding in Tecniplast Greenline IVC caging at a maximum of 5 adult mice/cage
  • Breeding management for majority of strain types
  • Weaning
  • ID or genetic sampling by ear punching
  • Basic veterinary care including treatment of short term conditions such as skin problems
  • 24/7 Real time access to strain data through the ‘Musterer’ web database
  • Daily checks of mice and cage changing as required
  • Genotyping of appropriate strains including the biopsy collection and genotype assay with results uploaded to the database for your real-time viewing

Our onsite veterinary manager can also deliver veterinary advice on ethics protocol applications, procedure developments/improvements, perform preliminary post mortem and provide sample collection services on request.

How to order

New Users: Contact us for more information to gain access to our wide range of services.

Current Users: Please use our online ordering system to place mouse orders. To login use your uni ID and HORUS password. If you experience any problems please reference the manual or contact us at

Updated:  23 September 2018/Responsible Officer:  Director/Page Contact:  Site manager