Mouse Hotel: Hygiene independent holding and breeding
In this area, you have the possibility for short term breeding e.g. pre-embryo transfer and also the holding of animals that, due to their hygienic status, could not be held in the IBF.
If your animals should be or have to be in the mouse hotel, is decided by two factors: purpose and hygienic records.
Access and behavior inside the area are regulated in a SOP.
Type of facility
|cage type||II, conventional||IV, conventional|
|number of cage companions||see recommendations GV-SOLAS||see recommendations GV-SOLAS|
|Temperature||22°C +/- 2°C||22°C +/-2°C|
|type of food||Altromin Rod 16 or Rod 18||Altromin Rod 16 or Rod 18|
|access to food||ad libitum||ad libitum|
|environmental enrichment||yes, pura-pillows||yes, polycarbonate huts|