Rodent Strain Information

Breeding programs & rodent strains available at LAS

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  • Outbred

    Swiss (Arc:Arc(S)) mice
    Strain description Outbred mice
    Coat colour Albino
    Source of colony Re-derived into the SPF Barrier Dec 2003 from LAS stock. SPF stock originally obtained from Animal Resource Centre (ARC), Western Australia 1996.
    Details
    • Robust mouse
    • Large litters (average 10.7 pups per litter)
    • Males may become agressive after 7 weeks old
    Sprague Dawley rats
    Strain description Outbred rats
    Coat colour Albino
    Source of colony Received a SPF stock from Animal Resource Centre (ARC), Perth Australia in 2016.
    Details
    • Docile temperament
    • Good breeders (average 11.5 pups per litter)
    • Carry Pneumocystis carinii
    • Unavailable to external clients
  • Inbred

    CBA/CaH mice
    Strain description Inbred +:H-2K mice
    Coat colour Agouti
    Source of colony Re-derived into the SPF Barrier Dec 2008 from generation F2 LAS stock. SPF stock originally obtained from Animal Resource Centre (ARC), Western Australia.
    Details

     

    • Relatively docile with low activity.
    • Good breeders (average 5.9 pups per litter).
    • Both males and females have relatively high tumour incidence, 29% and 55% respectively.
    BALB/C mice
    Strain description Inbred A,b,c:H-2d mice
    Coat colour Albino
    Source of colony Re-derived into the SPF barrier Dec 2008 from generation F25 LAS stock received from Animal Resource Centre (ARC) in 1996.
    Details
    • Good breeding performance (average 6.4 pups per litter)
    • Relatively robust with moderate life span approximately 20 months
  • Hybrid

    CBAF1 mice
    Strain description Hybrid-F1 (CBA female/C57 male) mice
    Coat colour Agouti
    Source of colony See CBA and C57 information above
    Details
    • Good breeding performance (average 6.5 pups per litter)
    • Easily agitated
    • Jumpy when young