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Facilities

Wageningen Bioveterinary Research (WBVR) has combined animal and laboratory services to facilitate your research in different fields of expertise, such as vaccine development, clinical trials and nutrition.

HCU with BSL 3 and 4

Our animal facilities cover over 10,000 m2 (107,500 ft2) of animal rooms, ranging from farm-like conditions to a high-containment unit (HCU) under human Biosafety Level 3 (BSL 3) and veterinary Biosafety Level 4 (BSL 4). Genetically modified organisms (GMO) can be used up to DM level 3.

The flexibility that WBVR researchers offer is important to us. They help you figure out practical issues and how we can translate these into a scientific research question.
Joris Wijnker - Scientific Advisor at INSCA, International Scientific Working Group

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Animal species


Our facilities can house livestock as well as laboratory animals like rodents. We have extensive experience with studies in cattle, poultry, pigs, ferrets and mice. Besides those animal species, experiments in goats, sheep, horses, llamas and other rodents are also possible.

Due to the use of flexible multipurpose boxes for animal housing, different types of experiments with varying group sizes are possible. An operating room is available for complex surgery, like the production of caesarean-derived, colostrum-deprived calves or piglets (CDCD animals).

One of the unique selling points of WBVR is the availability of animal models for infectious diseases / pathogens.

Welfare and ethics


We aim for the highest possible level of animal welfare under all circumstances. Our ethical committee ensures that all animal experiments are evaluated according to Dutch laws on animal experiments.

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