Berndt4 animal documentation

Aging study: Pulmonary adenomas in 28 inbred strains of mice, age 20 months   (2011)

Berndt A, Harrison DE, Paigen B, Sundberg JP
With: Cario CL, Silva KA, Kennedy VE

Berndt4 Animal Documentation

Acclimation & testing periods

Vendor The Jackson Laboratory (JAX®, Bar Harbor, ME)
Mice obtained at 6-8 wks of age; tested at 20 months of age (+/- 28 days)
NIH31 5K52, LabDiet (PMI Nutritional International), given ad libitum
Acidified, provided ad libitum
Climate controlled, 21-23°C
Climate controlled, humidity not specified
Duplex polycarbonate cages on pressurized, individually ventilated racks (Thoren Caging System) with a high-efficiency particulate air-filtered supply and exhaust; housed 4 per cage
Not specified
12h:12h light cycle
Health Status Mouse colonies were regularly monitored (4 times/yr) for and found to be free of 17 viruses, 17 bacterial species, 2 Mycoplasma species, external and internal parasites, and the microsporidium E. cuniculi. See Berndt et al., 2011 for details.
Care and Use

Protocols approved by The Jackson Laboratory Animal Care and Use Committee, and conducted in compliance with the Niational Institutes of Health Guidelines for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.