Animal Research And Service Centre (ARASC) is a centre which operates to provide support services for laboratory animal based research, teaching and testing, where it emphasizes on the welfare of laboratory animals used as models in biomedical research in its current standards. At present, the animal central management system is carried out conventionally. ARASC is divided into two divisions which are administration and breeding and supply. The administrative division's role is to plan and purchase required items need by the centre to ensure the organization is running smoothly. The breeding and supply division on the other hand breeds and supply laboratory animals (mice, rats, and rabbits) for the purpose of research teaching and testing. It also monitors animal's health on regular basis to ensure that animals which are bred and supplied are healthy and fulfil customer's requirements.

USM Animal Research And Service Centre (ARASC) is committed in maintaining and optimizing the laboratory animals management in accordance with the standards while complying with national laws (Animal Welfare Act 2015, Animal Act 1953, Wildlife Conservation Act 2010), institutional guidelines (Guideline for the Care and Use of Animals for Scientific Purposes, USM) and international policies (Public Health Service Policy on Human Care and Use of Laboratory Animal & Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animal).

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