Metabolism department

The metabolism department carries out projects on drug evaluation and digestibility tests on ruminants, pigs and horses.


Contact info


Phone: 48282430

Visiting address

Opening hours

08:00 - 15:00

About the metabolism department

The department also carries out several types of sample processing, and is frequently used for teaching, and in tours for visitors at NMBU.

The department is an approved experimental animal department and has well-suited locations in the barn and stable. In the implementation of experimental projects and assignments, the focus is on quality assurance and animal welfare.

Experiments with cattle and horses are carried out with fistulated animals, and these animals can, among other things, also be used for studies in resource utilization and product quality.

  • All prices below are internal prices, external projects receive a 20% supplement.

    For animal experiments (apart from horses), animal hire from SHF is also included.

    For in vitro and in sacco, the price for experimental animals must be added to the basic price. The days the animal is on trial also include the 2-week adaptation period.

    1 day = 7,5 hours              1 week = 5 days

    Hourly price for hiring a technician: NOK 528/hour

    Hourly price for hiring students: NOK 400/hour

    General lab access (entry price): NOK 101/hour or NOK 755/day or NOK 3.775/week

    Animal testing horse: NOK 1.276/horse/day or NOK 6.380/horse/week
    Any additional work is added as an hourly rate

    Animal experiments on ruminants: NOK 755/animal/day or NOK 3.775/animal/week
    Any additional work is added as an hourly rate

    Horse Walker: NOK 238/hour
    In addition, there is an hourly price for handling

    Freeze drying of samples: NOK 2.827/freeze dryer
    50% of price for small freeze dryer

    Hot air drying of samples: NOK 91/sample

    Homogenization of samples: NOK 127/sample

    In sacco: NOK 1.064/sample/time + price for animal experiments on ruminants

    In Vitro Gas production: NOK 1.000/sample + price for animal experiments ruminant/horse. Includes 48h incubation, 3 replicates/sample

    In Vitro Daisy: NOK 120/sample + price for animal experiments ruminant/horse
    Includes 48h incubation, 2 replicates/sample

    Delivery address:
    Stoffskifteavdelingen, IHA Senter for husdyrforsøk, Ås gård Syverudveien 27 D
    N-1432 Ås





    Besøksadresse : Senter for husdyrforsøk, Ås gård Syverudveien 27, 1432 Ås
    Postadresse : Postboks 5003 1432 Ås