Atlanta, GA

Animal Biotech Industries is Your Biomedical Research Partner in Atlanta, GA

Animal Biotech Industries, Inc. is a private corporation that was established in 1990 to support the biomedical research community by supplying them with live high-quality research porcine models, as well as high-quality post mortem tissues, organs, and glands.

ABI was conceived and is currently operated by scientific professionals who have dedicated themselves to producing superior animals and tissues as well as superior service.

ABI has proudly exhibited quality and expertise in animals and biological materials since 1990.

Live Animal Models for Atlanta, GA Facilities

Animal Biotech Industries (ABI) is a USDA Class B Licensed Dealer (23-B-0155) that sells live porcine and porcine cadavers for research in Atlanta, GA. When providing live porcine delivery to research labs in Atlanta, ABI uses a climate-controlled air system that provides the animals with fresh air at a rate of 100 air changes per hour.

All ABI operations meet and exceed the following guidelines:

  • The Animal Welfare Act, 2005
  • The Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Ag. Research and Teaching, 1988

ABI research swine are raised in a large, isolated breeding and growing swine complex. All Yorkshire crossbred pigs are managed by professional porcine specialists and veterinarians to maintain the highest standards of health and genetics.

  • All growing areas are state-of-the-art, climate controlled buildings.
  • Growing pigs receive special diets formulated on the farm for each age and weight group according to the NRC (National Research Council) (1983) recommendations
Our Healthy Breeding and Research Swine Herds
  • The ABI breeding herd has been monitored annually for brucellosis and pseudorabies, and has tested negative since 1994.
  • The herd also tests negative for Salmonella Species.
  • All production herd animals are vaccinated for Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS), Circovirus and Swine Influenza Virus (SIV).
  • The breeding herd is wormed with Ivomec and vaccinated for Leptospirosis, Erysipelas and PRRS prior to breeding.
  • Young research swine receive iron at three days of age. They are vaccinated for Rhinitis, Mycoplasma and Hemophilus Pneumonia, and are wormed with Fenbendazole at weaning.
  • The pigs continue to receive Fenbendazole every four weeks until they grow out of the sales inventory weight range, which prevents internal parasite infestation and larval migration.
  • The ABI research swine herd has tested negative for Malignant Hyperthermia (MH). All genetics introduced into the herd are free of the MH (Stress) gene.
  • ABI has high-quality Yorkshire Crossbred research pigs available at all ages, sexes and weights, all year-round.
Animal Delivery to Atlanta, GA Research Labs

Animal Biotech Industries has a state-of-the-art delivery truck fleet that includes highly customized light- and medium-duty box trucks. The ABI delivery trucks traveling to Atlanta, GA combine fresh and climate-controlled air for the animals during delivery via Thermo-King Shuttleaire systems that deliver fresh air at a rate as high as 100 air changes per hour.

It is critical to deliver the animals in a stress-free environment, and because of this, ABI takes swine delivery to the highest level.

  • Animals are housed in compatible groups within aluminum pens on contact bedding, both of which act as environmental enrichment while animals are in transit.
  • ABI’s highly trained delivery drivers are required to maintain extremely detailed records of the cargo climate and the animals’ behavior during the delivery. This is accomplished by computerized systems, manual checks and camera systems.
Porcine Tissue Shipping to Atlanta, GA Research Labs

ABI harvests post-mortem pig tissues according to client specifications. All tissue is chilled to 35-37 degrees Fahrenheit and maintained at that temperature throughout processing, packaging and shipping procedures until they reach the client’s lab.

  • All transportation of ABI’s post mortem tissues is done via FedEx.
  • Clients are included in the inner tracking circle with FedEx so all parties stay informed of the status of the packages while in transit until clients receive them.
  • We closely monitor client packages to be sure they are not held up during the delivery process.
Our Facilities

The buildings that make up ABI’s multipurpose research swine complex were built with the future in mind. There are separately isolated areas for breeding, gestation, weaning, growing and holding animals.

The purpose is to increase production in order to meet the demands of our clientele, and to create an atmosphere that allows ABI to produce the healthiest research swine in the industry.

Learn about our Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory here.

Contact Animal Biotech Industries
Call 215.766.7413 or send a message through our website.
About Atlanta, GA

Nestled in the heart of Fulton County, the sprawling city of Atlanta is the heart and soul of Georgia. It is both the capital of the state, as well as the most populous city with an estimated population of 447,841 as of 2013, though the outlying metropolitan area is home to 5.5 million individuals, making it the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. Though it was not established until the early 19th century, Atlanta quickly became a cultural and economic hub; today, the city boasts a significant impact on global commerce, technological research, education, media and art, ranking 36th worldwide for its gross domestic product of $270 billion. Built across 134 square miles in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Atlanta has the highest elevation of any major city east of the Mississippi River. The majority of the city was destroyed during the Civil War, which has caused Atlanta to develop an architectural style that is unique amongst other southern cities. Even so, efforts for historic preservation and rehabilitation have allowed several historical neighborhoods to survive. Though it has become renowned as a center for the arts, Atlanta also has a bustling technological sector. In fact, it contains the fourth-largest concentration of information technology jobs in the country, and is the fastest-growing city for those types of employment opportunities. Research universities located in Atlanta include Georgia State University, Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Atlanta, GA will host the 2018 Southeast BIO Investor & Partnering Forum. This event attracts thought leaders and investors from all over the United States.


The Value of Animal Growth Charts in Biomedical Research

Our porcine growth chart allows clients to know the expected rate (average daily gain) of growth over time of our Yorkshire cross bred swine herd at all ages.