Colony Breeding and Mouse Techniques

COLONY BREEDING

The core personnel can assist with breeding colonies of mice generated at our school or purchased/imported. This includes mating, following the colony, application of special diet, creating a census and updating the investigator weekly. Cross breeding of mice of different genotypes and strains has been successful in the core’s hands. Embryo and tissue harvesting is also possible. In order to proceed with this service, the core personnel has to be added to the IACUC protocol of the specific project. Please contact the core to inquire about fees per colony (depending on hours of work per week).

MOUSE TECHNIQUES

The following URLs include information on  various mouse techniques, including videos, whether on oral gavage or injections or other:

http://mousecancermodel.com/default.aspx

http://www.iacuc.ucsf.edu/Policies/awSPOralGavageMice.asp

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of BU School of Medicine