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What is the specie of the mouse?
Mus musculus
What are some characteristics of the mouse?
>social and active
>intelligent
>secretive
>timid
>burrow and nest
>prolific
How many digits are on the mice front feet? Rear feet?
front > 4 digits
rear > 5 digits
What is the normal TPR of a mouse?
T > 98-101
P > 400-700
R > 100-200
What is the tooth anatomy of the mouse?
I - 1
M - 3
What is the lung anatomy of the mouse?
Left 1 lobe
Right 4 lobes
How many mammary glands do mice have?
5 pair
What are the characteristics of the male mouse?
nipples absent
spleen is larger
Os penis
Open inguinal canal
musky odor
How many days is the estrus cycle of a mouse?
4-5 day cycle
When do mice reach puberty?
35 days
What is the gestation period of the mouse?
19-21 days
When do the ears open in a baby mouse?
3 days
When do the eyes open in a baby mouse?
12-14 days
When are mice weaned?
11-14 days (can be up to 21)
What is the breeding lifespan of mice?
9 months
What does axenic mean?
germ free
no detectable organisms
What does Gnotobiotic mean?
specific flora, fauna
What temperature should the environment be for mice?
65-85
What should the humidity be in the mice environment?
40-60%
What is the correct water amount for mice?
15ml/100g/day
What is the amount of rodent chow mice should get?
12-18g/100g/day
What respiratory disease do mice get?
Mycoplasma pneumonia
What are the clinical signs of Mycoplasma pneumonia?
>ruffled coat, hunched
>Oculonasal discharge
>Conjunctivitis
>dyspnea
>anorexia
What GI disease do mice get?
Tyzzers disease
Clostridium piliforme
What are the clinical signs of Tyzzers Disease?
>diarrhea
>weight loss
>anorexia
>death