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J Am Assoc Lab Anim Sci. 2017 Sep 1;56(5):527-533.

Results of Survey Regarding Prevalence of Adventitial Infections in Mice and Rats at Biomedical Research Facilities.

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Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
2
Department of Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine, University Laboratory Animal Resources, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;, Email: abigail4@upenn.edu.

Abstract

Control of rodent adventitial infections in biomedical research facilities is of extreme importance in assuring both animal welfare and high-quality research results. Sixty-three U.S. institutions participated in a survey reporting the methods used to detect and control these infections and the prevalence of outbreaks from 1 January 2014 through 31 December 2015. These results were then compared with the results of 2 similar surveys published in 1998 and 2008. The results of the current survey demonstrated that the rate of viral outbreaks in mouse colonies was decreasing, particularly in barrier facilities, whereas the prevalence of parasitic outbreaks has remained constant. These results will help our profession focus its efforts in the control of adventitial rodent disease outbreaks to the areas of the greatest needs.

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28903823
PMCID:
PMC5605176
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