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Publication Production and Supply of Guinea Pigs and Studies on common Diseases  

Update Date: [2013-11-13]

NO.: 40
 
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AHRI report No.40

Topic

Production and Supply of Guinea Pigs and Studies on common Diseases

 

Department National Instatut for Animal Health branch listitue for Animal Drugs lirsreDtion
Author LAn Yung-Pei, T. M. Chiu, C. F. Liang, CC. LAn andJ. F. Su Ahsnot
Summary

The 447 guinea pigs in the National Taiwan University Laboratory Animal Cent were tansferxed to branch lnstitu for Animal Drugs Inspeotion (EIIADI) for breeding and supply in Felnary 2(01 .The guinea pig gcductivity was under clean conventional management, Of the 1022 born guinea pigs, the 525 postweaning guinea pigs (51.4?) were supplied Iretween April and Derr*er. Using ELLSA for serological monitor, PVM, Reo-3, Sendai, LCMV and SV-5 were detited in June and Novemirer, respectively. The result of antibodies detection in June was PVM 1 (U?po€itive (4i4) and Reo.3 1CU?positive(4A4) , nevertheless, which was PVM 33.3?pasitive (3S)and Rso-3 fl2?po€itive(2,9) in Novernker. At neroropsy, the interstitial, non-suppuxate pneumonia with syncytial

cell formation and lymphatic perivascular cuffing was found as the major pathological “‘ features, in addition, the fatty change, aloptha and metrits were also observed in some cases. The Bordeella honchiseptica and Salmonella spp were also inspeoted as important monitoredpethogens, and the result was negative, Under dean conventional management, 1397 new guinea pigs were prcduca in which 810 poetweaning guinea pigs (587) were supplied to laboratories in 20)2. Serological monitor with ELLSA on antibodies against PVM, Reo-3, Sendai, LCMV and SV-5 were performed in June and Dooem}er 2(02. The result showed that 66.7% (&9) of animals were seropositive to PVM and E6.7?(&9) to Rso-3 in June. Then, in Decen*er the positive rate of PVM was 42?(5112)and of Reo-3 was 42?(5/l2). However, the Sendai, LCMV and SV-5 were negative..

Keyword

guinea pigs, dean conventional, breeding, pneumonia virus of mouse, Roo-3.