PMID: 590349Oct 1, 1977

Maintenance of mice in automatic rearing system. I. Rearing tests with ICR mice (author's transl)

Jikken dobutsu. Experimental animals
T MagaribuchiK Koshimizu


Female ICR:JCL mice were reared in wire-mesh cages with nozzles for automatic water supply on a battery with an automatic washing system, and the evaluation of this system was made in comparison with the conventional feeding system with water bottles, alumite cages and changes of the bedding. In weight gains, feed intakes, water consumption, leucocyte and erythrocyte counts, hematocrit values or vaious organ weights during the period from 3 to 14 weeks of age, animals maintained by the automatic rearing system showed no significant difference as compared with those maintained by the conventional system, providing evidence for a conspicuous labor saving with the automatic control system.

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