Accession Number:

AD0654765

Title:

TECHNIQUES USED IN THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SUSTAINED-BARRIER MOUSE-BREEDING COLONY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. May-Dec 66,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The report describes the establishment of an infectious-disease-free colony of mice from germ-free stock. The mice subsequently became contaminated with a defined group of organisms. It was concluded that a sustained-barrier mouse colony, free from many microorganisms found in conventional colonies, can be developed from carefully screened, commercially supplied, germ-free mice. The chief source of contamination in colony rooms was the working staff, even though rigorous precautions were taken to insure cleanliness. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE