Collins1 animal documentation

Hematological parameters in 8 inbred founder strains and 130+ emerging lines (pre-CC) of the Collaborative Cross   (2012)

Collins FS
With: Kelada SP, Aylor DL, Peck BE, Ryan JF, Tavarez U, Buus RJ, Miller DR, Chesler EJ, Threadgill DW, Churchill GA, de Villena FP


Acclimation and testing periods

Inbred founder mice were obtained from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX®, Bar Harbor, Maine). Collaborative Cross (pre-CC) mice (5-14 generations of inbreeding) were obtained from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, TN).
Ages Male mice were phenotyped at 10-14 wks of age
Mice were fed NIH-31 Open Formula mouse sterilized diet ad libitum
All mice were singly housed
12:12-h light/dark cycle
Health status
Quarterly testing for serology, parasitology and bacteriology; specific pathogen free (SPF) conditions