The same animals were measured in two projects:
[Mouse details can be downloaded in the individual animal info file.]
Specific details per animal are available in this data file and include vendor housing information, diet, dates of birth, shipping, and testing, health report of sentinel animals, and other environmental parameters. Mice were tested in parallel studies at University of Alberta (Edmonton) and Oregon Health and Science University (Portland). Site of testing is indicated for each animal.
Vendor: Mice obtained from The Jackson Laboratory.
Health status report: The Jackson Laboratory Diagnostics Laboratory routinely monitors and documents animal health status using statistically valid sampling procedures and standard protocols. See JAX®Mice Quality Control Programs or the JAX®Mice Catalog for the list of agents monitored.
Sentinel mice from production facility and research facility (non-SPF)
rooms represented in this study were negative for all agents
tested except those noted in the individual animal info file.
Detailed health status reports for each animal room are on file.
Contact us for specific reports.
Environment before shippingFeed: Most strains maintained on a 6% fat diet (Purina 5K52); others fed a 4% fat diet (Purina 5K54). See the individual animal info file for diet.
Water: Adjusted with hydrochloric acid to pH 2.8-3.1 and supplemented with menadione sodium bisulfite (final concentration 0.4 mg/mL) to compensate for potential decrease in vitamin K activity upon autoclaving; water supplied in pinhole type bottles (Thoren Caging Systems, Inc. Hazelton, PA).
Housing: Thoren cages; Thoren Maxi Miser #3 cages used for some strains as part of a PIV (pressurized individually ventilated) system.
Bedding: Steam autoclaved white pine shavings.
Photoperiod: 14 h light (generally 0430 h) 10 h dark.
Temperature: 18 - 24 °C
Relative humidity: ~50%.
Acclimation and Testing Periods(Same conditions for Edmonton and Portland except where noted.)
Duration: 3-5 wks in conventional, non-barrier facility