Ammonia and carbon dioxide concentrations in disposable and reusable ventilated mouse cages.

  title={Ammonia and carbon dioxide concentrations in disposable and reusable ventilated mouse cages.},
  author={Jerald Silverman and David W. Bays and Sheldon F Cooper and Stephen P. Baker},
  journal={Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS},
  volume={47 2},
This study compares resuable and disposable individually ventilated mouse cages in terms of the formation of intracage CO2 and NH3. Crl:CD-1(ICR) female mice were placed in either disposable or reusable ventilated cages in a positive pressure animal rack. Intracage CO2 and NH3 were measured once daily for 9 d; temperature and relative humidity were monitored for the first 7 d. Results indicated higher CO2 levels in the rear of the disposable cages and in the front of the reusable cages. This… CONTINUE READING

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