Serdang, 3 October - Institutional Animal Care and Usage Committee (IACUC), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has held an inspection visit to the Animal Research Centre (ARC), Institute of Tropical Agriculture (ITA) from 9.00 to 11.00 am. The visit was aimed for inspection by IACUC secretariat on activities related to the care and handling of research animals and the associated ARC infrastructures. Inspection was carried out by Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ariff Omar and Dr. Chen Hui Cheng from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UPM. The ARC and ITA staffs involved were Mr. Eddy Shahriza Jamein (Agriculture Officer, ARC), Mr. Mohd. Farhan Makhlis (Veterinary Assistant, ARC), Miss Azilah Ab Jalil (Research Officer, Laboratory of Animal Production) and post-graduate students who were conducting research on ruminants and poultry animals.
The ARC was completed by the end of January 2014 and commenced operations in April 2014. Research facilities provided include facilities such as cattle and goat pen (individual and group pen), poultry closed house, climatic chambers, poultry open house and stainless steel battery cages.
Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Food Security
Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan