Rodent Weaning

This course is all about Rodent Weaning, but the end of this you will know the in's and out of how to wean rodents from their mothers

  1. Mice are weaned around 21 days (three weeks old). Weaning is performed once a week
  2. Remove parent cage from rack and place into isolator floor
  3. Remove 2 spare cages form rack and make sure they have bedding in them, if not place clean bedding into cages
  4. Place tissues and EE into both new cages
  5. Separate the male pups into the left cage and the female pups into the right cage
  6. Do not put more than 6 mice to a cage. If there are more than 6 mice of one sex, set up another cage and try to separate them out as evenly as possible. For example if there are 7 females put 4 in one cage and 3 in another
  7. Place a small amount of food pellets on the floor
  8. Place wire on cage and put food into food section
  9. Make up new water bottles and place into cages
  10. Make new cage card with next numbers in line of cages
  11. Write details on white board as to what is in cages so that database and spreadsheet can be updated
  12. Attach a cage card holder to the cages and place the cage cards into the holders

 

Quiz

Is this a Male or Female Mouse

Correctly Sexing rodents

It is quite important to sex rodents correctly otherwise incorrect sexing can result in unwanted pregnacies

  • Male
  • Female

At what age are rodents weaned from their parents

  • 14 days
  • 21 days
  • 32 days
  • 18 days

8. Place wire on cage and

Place wire on cage and put  food into  section

Is the following statement true or false

  • Do not put more than 6 mice to a cage. If there are more than 6 mice of one sex, set up another cage and try to separate them out as evenly as possible. For example if there are 7 females put 4 in one cage and 3 in another
  • Do not put more than 7 mice to a cage. If there are more than 7 mice of one sex, set up another cage and try to separate them out as evenly as possible. For example if there are 8 females put 4 in one cage and 4 in another

11. Write details on white board as to what is in cages so

Write details on as to what is in cages so that database and spreadsheet can be updated