Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility
Large Animal Imaging and Research Facility building exterior

The LARIF allows users to benefit fromĀ a wide range of expertise in farm animal production, health and welfare - including infectious diseases and zoonoses, vaccines, genetics and genome editing, imaging, radiology, medicine, surgery and critical care.


The LARIF has a range of imaging resources for the study of large animals.

Infectious Diseases

An isolation suite for studying infectious diseases in animals.


The LARIF has two operating theatres for surgery and general anaesthesia of large animals.

Genetic Modification

Facilities for genetic modification of livestock.

Critical Care Unit (CCU)

The LARIF Critical Care Unit specialises in prolonged anaesthesia and intensive care.

A selection of case studies covering a range of areas.

Use of animals in research

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