Animal Caging

As a leading American research institution, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has many basic and biomedical research programs that require the use of animals.

To ensure proper conduct of research, teaching and outreach, all animal research at UW–Madison follows federal laws and guidelines and regulates buildings, enclosures and animal housing.

Types & Use Guidelines

For information regarding animal caging types and use guidelines, please peruse the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, 8th Edition.

Contracts & Purchasing

UW–Madison’s Purchasing Services department offers several vendors with which to purchase animal caging and related materials. To view animal caging contract info, peruse the links below:


Carrie Ensrud
Animal Research Safety Manager