MSU's Animal Care Program
MSU's Animal Care Program (ACP) is comprised of two key divisions. Together, they oversee any animals used in biomedical, agricultural and veterinary teaching and research endeavors. More than 100 personnel are dedicated to husbandry, veterinary and administrative care of our animals.
Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee ensures compliance with standards and regulatory requirements, monitoring all activities involving live vertebrate animals, and conducting protocol reviews and project approvals.
Ideal Environment for Science Education & Discovery
Animal-related activities are an integral part of Michigan State University’s teaching, research and outreach missions and help MSU advance the quality of life for people and animals.
Annually, the MSU community cares for over 50,000 animals from a wide variety of species involved in cutting edge investigations on imaging technologies, cardiovascular and cancer studies, food production and performance, growth and development, social behaviors, and infectious disease. Daily news involving animals at MSU...