The Centralised Animal Facilities (CAF) in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University aims to provide humane handling of research animals (e.g. rodents, rabbits and chicken) and high-quality animal husbandry services. CAF provides veterinary and daily care to laboratory animals throughout the whole year (including weekends and public holidays).
CAF are well-maintained by a group of skilled staff to ensure that all research animals are husbanded in a stable and hygiene environment. With the passion and professionalism delivered, highest welfare and ethical standards for animal care is ensured.
CAF provides supports to users in various aspects such as quality laboratory animals and technical support on research equipment (please see equipment page). CAF also offers training courses and seminars to internal users who wish to familiarize in appropriate methods of animal husbandry, handling and care. Schedules are updated in CAF website (please see event page) regularly.
We believe, with the high-quality and professional supporting services provision, our scientists and research community will be able to achieve excellence in research, learning and teaching for the benefit of all the students.