Berndt2 animal documentation

Unrestrained plethysmograph and anesthetized forced oscillation methods of measuring lung function in 29 inbred strains of mice   (2010)

Berndt A, Leme AS, Paigen B, Shapiro SD, Svenson KL

See also: Berndt2 protocol


Berndt2_Animal

Acclimation and testing periods

The Jackson Laboratory
Supplier All mice were raised and maintained at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX®, Bar Harbor, ME) until 6-11 wks of age
Ages
Phenotypic analysis conducted at 9-12 wks of age
Feed
LabDiet® 5K52 (PMI Nutritional International, Bentwood, MO)
Water
Ad libitum
Housing
Mice were housed in groups of 5 in pressurized and individually ventilated cages topped with a polyester filter (Thoren Caging System, Hazleton, PA)
Bedding
Pine shavings
Photoperiod
12 h light/12 h dark cycle
Temperature
22 ± 1.0°C
Health status
The animal room at The Jackson Laboratory is SPF (specific pathogen free), regularly monitored for and free of viruses, bacterial species, Mycoplasma, and parasites, as described at JAX®mice. All animal protocols were reviewed and approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee at The Jackson Laboratory.

 

University of Pittsburgh
Supplier All mice were raised and maintained in colonies at The Jackson Laboratory (JAX®, Bar Harbor, ME) untill 6-11 wks of age
Ages
Mice were acclimated in the vivarium for 3 wks; phenotypic analysis conducted at 9-12 wks of age
Feed
Prolab® 5P76 Isopro® 3000 (PMI Nutritional International, Bentwood, MO) given ad libitum
Water
Ad libitum
Housing
5 mice per cage, separated by sex and strain in clear polycarbonate/ polysulfone cages (28 x 18 x 13 cm) topped with a polyester filter; cages by Allentown Inc. (Allentown, NY)
Bedding
Pine shavings
Photoperiod
12 h light/12 h dark cycle
Temperature
22 +/- 1.0°C
Health status
The vivarium at the University of Pittsburgh is inspected four times a year and found to be free of viruses and parasites, except for murine norovirus. All animal protocols were reviewed and approved by the Animal Care and Use Committee at the University of Pittsburgh.