This website represents a collaboration between Charles River Laboratories and members of the rat breeding community who want to increase the knowledge and transparency of diagnostic testing. While the information found on this site can be viewed as true and backed by scientific data, it does not replace the medical advice of veterinary professionals. All diagnosis and treatment of a rat or a rat colony should be done in conjunction with the breeder’s local vet.
Any contact information, identifying information, test results, etc. shared with the managers of this site will be kept private unless given express written permission by the owner. Data will be anonymized to the highest level possible to ensure identities of those sharing results stay private.
Any information obtained from this website should be viewed as advice and guidance only. We have gathered this information in good faith from reliable sources in order to help pet rat breeders. We are not medical professionals. We are not veterinary professionals. Medical or veterinary questions should be directed to the pet breeders provider(s). The members of this project can not be held legally and/or financially liable for any advice obtained from this site.
Ken Henderson, Ph.D. (Charles River Labs)
Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D. (Charles River Labs)
Melly (Evolution Rattery)
Chris (Oak Grove Rattery)
Hannah (Standing Stones Rattery)
Viktor (Dandelion Critters)