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

Personal Author(s) : Christie,R. J. ; Johnson,D. J. ; Whitney,R. A. , Jr. ; Williams,F. P. , Jr

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 17

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)

Descriptors :   (*GERM FREE ANIMALS, *MICE), LABORATORY ANIMALS, BIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION, BIOLOGICAL LABORATORIES, HYGIENE, MICROORGANISMS, STERILIZATION

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE