Jaxpheno5 animal documentation

Growth curve analysis of 10 strains of mice   (2014)

Jackson Laboratory
With: Schile A, Denegre J

See also: Jaxpheno5 protocol


Jaxpheno Animal Documentation

Acclimation & testing periods

Vendor
Mice were housed in JAX® production rooms
Ages
Mice were tested from 3-16 wks of age
Feed
All strains maintained on a 6% fat diet (5K0Q, LabDiet, St. Louis MO) from age of weaning, ad libitum
Water
Provided ad libitum
Housing
Mice were housed at densities of up to 20 animals per cage in individually ventilated or static Thoren #2 weaning cages (Thoren Caging Systems, Inc., Hazelton PA)
Room temperature
20-22°C
Bedding
Autoclaved aspen chips and shavings
Relative humidity
45% +/- 10%
Photoperiod
14h on:10h off
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 upon request.