ABSL-3Ag Large Animal Rooms

The BRI has five livestock containment suites with a shared necropsy, featuring gastight doors and individual shower change areas plus additional biocontainment enhancements. The ABSL-3Ag rooms meet recommended criteria defined in Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories, and function as primary barriers for containment of infectious materials. Together with experimental protocols, these facilities ensure safe research of infectious diseases in large animals. The ABSL-3Ag space penning and gating can be configured for bovine, swine, small ruminants and avians. These rooms are part of K-State's AAALAC accredited space. We are proud to be one of a very few research institutions in the United States to offer ABSL-3Ag research capabilities.

All ABSL-3Ag areas include:

  • Poured concrete construction.
  • Pressure decay-tested space.
  • Individual security PIN code access.
  • Security cameras.
  • Entry/exit (clean/dirty) corridor system.
  • Gastight doors as biobarriers.
  • Individual shower out/change areas for each animal room.
  • Double HEPA filtration of exhaust air and HEPA filtration of supply air.
  • Direct access to pathogen destruction and waste management via alkaline hydrolysis technology.
  • Liquid effluent treatment system.

If you are interested in conducting research at the BRI, contact the director.