Used as a breeding section where breeding, feeding of pregnant sows, giving birth, and nursing of newborn piglets are conducted.
Used as a mooring section where feeding (single housing) of mature pigs, management of pigs subject to shipment and experiments are conducted.
Used as a rearing section where feeding (group housing) of piglets after their nursing period, management of maturing pigs’ body shapes, and other various selections are conducted.
Newborn piglets born by cesarean section are transported in a bacteria-free container from the laboratory. Feeding and mooring of our clean-grade Microminipigs are conducted within this dedicated isolation facility under microbiology control until their designated shipment dates.
Under appropriate guidance and management of veterinarians, various treatments such as delivery by cesarean section and thymectomy of newborn piglets are performed in the laboratory. The adjacent room within the facility also conforms to certified quarantine facility conditions set out by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan and caters to potential customer needs for exportation to overseas.