Laboratory Animal Care Unit (LACU) is a centralized animal research center for Faculty of Medicine, UiTM Sg. Buloh Campus. Since its foundation in March 2010, it has served its purposes as a centre for the exclusive use of laboratory animals in research and teaching through a proper humane care and management of laboratory animals such as rat, mice and rabbits. It main facilities include the quarantine, breeding, surgical theatre, experimental and procedure rooms, general laboratory, washing area, dry food and bedding storage, general waste, clinical waste rooms and carcass storage. Various advanced equipments are available for particular research studies for postgraduate(master and PhD) and postdoctoral studies in basic medical sciences and biomedical areas. This centre also conducts seminars and training on related areas in the care, maintenance and consultation for laboratory animals as well as offer assistance for collaborative works and attachments.

    FACILITIES

    LACU provides ;

    The daily care of laboratory animals
    Veterinary medical care
    Technical assistance are provided - laboratory animal caretakers
     
    VISION 

    To advance
    excellence in the Laboratory Animal Care Profession.
    To promote the understanding of Laboratory Animal Research.
    To be a centre of research excellence and to be at the frontiers of Laboratory Animal Care in Malaysia.

    MISSION 

    To establish
    LACU as a class of reputable animal care and welfare and a reference centre for biomedical research in Malaysia.

    GOALS 

    To conduct
    Basic, Applied Strategic Biomedical Research on laboratory animals that will be beneficial to mankind/society.
    To build Strong Animal Welfare and Ethics through the care of these experimental animals.
    To advance Biomedical Research keeping in view of the welfare of these animals.
    To promote Basic Laboratory Animal Enrichment Behaviors, through out the life of these animals, to alleviate boredom.
    To provide Prompt Medical Care and Treatment throughout it’s life.To uphold the Five Freedoms of Animals Care.

    THE FIVE FREEDOMS

    Freedom from Hunger and Thirst
    – by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
    Freedom from Discomfort – by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
    Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease – by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
    Freedom to Express Normal Behavior – by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal’s own kind
    Freedom from Fear and Distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

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    Laboratory Animal Care Unit (LACU)
     
    2nd floor, Institute of Medical Molecular Biotechnology,
    Faculty of Medicine,
    Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
    Sungai Buloh Campus,
    Jalan Hospital, 47000 Sungai Buloh,
    Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.


    Tel : +603 - 6126 5132

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