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Rodent Strain Information

Breeding Programs & Rodent Strains Available at LAS

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 my 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
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
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
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