Gros1 animal documentation

Susceptibility to infection with Candida albicans in females of 23 inbred strains of mice (and C5-allele status in 36 strains)   (2011)

Radovanovic I, Mullick A, Gros P

Gros1 Animal Documentation

  Acclimation & testing periods

Vendor Mice were obtained from The Jackson Laboratory (JAX®, Bar Harbor, ME) as part of a collaboration with the Mouse Phenome Project
8-12 wks at the start of the experiment
6% fat diet (Purina 5K52)
Acidified water (pH 2.8-3.2) was made available ad libitum
Thoren cages; Thoren Maxi Miser #3 cages used for some strains as part of a PIV (pressurized individually ventilated) system.
Steam autoclaved white pine shavings
12 hr on 12 hrs off – 5:00 AM On – 5:00 PM Off
18 - 24°C
Relative humidity
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.
Regulatory compliance
All housing and experimental procedures were conducted under the guidelines of the Canadian Council of Animal Care and were approved by the Biotechnology Research Institute (BRI) Animal Care Committee (Protocol number: 08-SEP-I-017) and the Animal Care Committee of McGill University (Protocol number: 5618).