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Animal House Unit (AHU)

Animal House Unit Application For Researchers

Service Evaluation Form

Conducting experiments at the animal house unit policy


In 2022-2023, the animal house unit served about 100 researchers affiliated to more than 19 institutions, including Cairo University, different public and private universities, and research institutes.

  • Animal anaesthesia
  • Animal surgeries
  • Drug/ treatment administration via different routes (IV, P.O, IP, S.C)
  • Behavioural studies that can assess basic locomotor and sensory functions as well as higher functions including cognition and emotions
  • Data collection using fixed cameras

Available equipment:

  • Morris Water Maze Apparatus
  • Stirrer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Sensitive balance
  • Metabolic cages
  • Rotarod apparatus
  • Open field apparatus
  • Y-maze
  • Novel object recognition apparatus
  • Cylinders for forced swimming
  • Video cameras
  • Lighting lamps
  • Cooling centrifuge
  • Centrifuge
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