Division of CEMIB - Health Monitoring Program


The animal health laboratory is organized to evaluate the health status of mice and rat colonies through several diagnostic methods to detect viral, bacterial and parasitic infectious agents.

  • Indirect Immunofluorescence assay for the following antigens: Viruses (MHV, RCV/SDAV, TMEV-GDVII, MMV, PVM, Sendai, Rota, Adeno, Ectromelia, Polyoma, REO-3, MCMV); Bacteria (Mycoplasma pulmonis, Clostridium piliforme, CAR bacillus) and Toxoplasma gondii.

  • Hemagglutination Inhibition test for parvoviruses (KRV, Toolan H-1, MMV, K virus).

  • Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for Pasteurella pneumotropica and Mycoplasma pulmonis infections.

  • Direct microagglutination test for Corynebacterium kutscheri and Bordetella bronchiseptica.

  • Culture methods for isolation and identification of respiratory and enteric pathogenic bacteria.


Multidisciplinary Center for Biological Investigation on Laboratory Animal Science