Richfield1 animal documentation

Behavioral, neurochemical, neuroanatomical, and neurotoxicological survey of the midbrain dopamine system in males of 15 inbred strains of mice   (2003)

Richfield EK, Mhyre TR, Cory-Slechta DA, Thiruchelvam M, Chesler EJ
With: Fry J, Lungu C

See also: Richfield1 protocol


Richfield_Animal
Acclimation and testing periods
Vendor Males mice were obtained from The Jackson Laboratory JAX® (Bar Harbor, ME)
Ages
7-9 wks of age
Acclimation Mice were acclimated to the vivarium for approximately 20 days prior to the initiation of testing
Feed
LabDiet 5001 ad libitum
Water
City water, slightly alkaline ad libitum
Housing
Polycarbonate cages from ACE, standard isolation, University of Rochester Medical Center Vivarium
Bedding
Absorpton Corp. CareFresh bedding
Photoperiod
12 hours on (0600 h) light/ 12 hours off (1800 h) dark
Temperature
22-25°C
Health status
No problems were noted. Animal use procedures were approved by the University of Rochester Animal Care Committee and were in accordance with the National Institutes of Health Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animal.