Acclimation and testing periods
Vendor Mice were obtained from The Jackson Laboratory JAX® (Bar Harbor, ME) Ages 6-7 wks Feed All mice were fed NIH31 (6% fat) chow ad libitum Water Drinking water was acidified to pH 2.8 to 3.2 to prevent bacterial growth Housing Mice were housed in cages covered with non-woven polyester filters Bedding Steam autoclaved white pine shavings Photoperiod 14 hours (light) on, 10 hours off; or 12 h light : 12 h dark cycle Relative humidity ~50% Temperature 21 °C Health status The Jackson Laboratory Diagnostics Laboratory routinely monitors and documents animal health status using statistically valid sampling procedures and standard protocols. (Sentinel animals are tested). Detailed health status reports for each animal room represented from this project are on file and available on request. See JAX Mice Quality Control Programs or the JAX Mice Catalog for the list of agents monitored.