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Use of mice and rats.

Lab research, pets, feeders

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What research do we use mice for?

Genetics in humans, disease and repro studies

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What do we use rats for in research?

Cancer, tumor, developmental learning

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Three different sizes of feeders?

Pinkies, fuzzier, hoppers

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Mouse.

Mus musculus

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Pied

Black and white

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Rats.

Rattus norvegicus

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When do mice and rats reach sexual maturity?

8-12 weeks

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Gestation period of mice.

18-19 days

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Gestation of rats.

21-23 days

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Dental formula of mice and rats.

2

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Group of mice.

Gang

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Angoenital distance.

Length between anus and genitalia

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Angoenitalc distances of _____ are longer.

Males

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Keep cycling.

Continually polyestrus

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If you introduce a male, all females will synchronize.

Whiten effect

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Female aborts litter when smell is introduced from male urine.

Bruce effect

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Why do we not want to give plots of nuts and seeds?

Fattening

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Hairs are erected.

Piloerection

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General signs of illness

Weight loss, lethargy, piloerection

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What causes barbering?

Dominance or boredom

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Tyzzer disease bacteria.

Clostridium piliformis

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Affects immunosuppressed animals.

Tyzzer disease

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Most common viral disease in mice.

Sendai virus

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Constrictions of the tail due to husbandry complications.

Ringtail

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Most significant viral disease in rats.

Sialodacryoadenitits

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A common URI in rats.

Murine respiratory mycoplasmosis

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Best location for blood draw in rat.

Lateral tail vein

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Mice blood technique

Retro orbital bleed

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Most successful species.

Mice