Animal House

Pasteur Institute, Shillong maintains an Animal House for breeding of laboratory animal, which are required for vaccine production such as Albino Mice, Rabbit and Guinea Pig. Excess animals, however were supplied to Colleges, Universities and even individuals for their research work.

Performance

Years Stock position Total supplied
Mice Guinea Pig Rabbit Sheep Mice Guinea Pig Rabbit Sheep
2004-2005 5350 408 70 Nil 3774 128 21 Nil
2005-2006 4800 250 35 11 1105 46 41 Nil
2006-2007 5678 315 54 10 1621 43 36 Nil
2007-2008 6181 390 47 13 2397 65 70 Nil
2008-2009 5540 290 42 13 4562 144 34 Nil

Steps taken

  • To improve breed production of experimental animals essential for processing Vaccines (Tetanus). Production and preparation of culture media from sheep needed by Microbiology Section.