Large animals offers a unique opportunity to test hypotheses regarding physiology, pathophysiology and drug development in models that are close to human anatomical dimensions and physiology. Our surgical theaters provide are equipped to perform all surgical procedures; from x-ray guided mini-invasive catheter-based procedures, to endoscopy and conventional open surgery. We have a long experience with anesthesia and surgery in pigs, and offer full-disclosure recording of all data during procedures.
Animal welfare is our first priority, and we work closely with veterinarians and animal breeders to ensure that the highest level of care for all animals at all stages of a project.
The section is part of a regional technological core facility supported by the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst RHF). We offer academic and technical support to scientists within the health region and from University of Oslo. Regional and local users are given equal priority and the same prices. The section also hosts a range of clinical training courses.