Daily water and food intake of mice
Posted by: admin | July 27, 2009 | 0 Comments
Providing analgesia to mice orally can be challenging. One of the reasons is determining what their daily food or water intake is. Bachmanov and others addressed this topic in their paper entitled ‘Food Intake, Water Intake, and Drinking Spout Side Preference of 28 Mouse Strains.' This paper reviews food and water intake, as well as drinking spout side preference of 28 strains of mice (listed below). Group found that there were large strain differences in food and water intake. The strain differences described in this paper provide useful information for determining and providing accurate oral analgesic dosages.
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The following strains were used in this study: 129P3/J, A/J, AKR/J, BALB/cByJ, BUB/BnJ, C3H/HeJ, C57BL/6J, C57L/J, CAST/Ei, CBA/J, CE/J, DBA/2J, FVB/NJ, I/LnJ, KK/HlJ, LP/J, NOD/LtJ, NZB/BlNJ, P/J, PL/J, RBF/DnJ, RF/J, RIIIS/J, SEA/GnJ, SJL/J, SM/J, SPRET/Ei, and SWR/J