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Update Date: [2013-11-14]
No.:45

Reporton.
AHRI report No.45
Topic
Evaluation of Individual Identification and Temperature Measurement for Mice and Rabbits by Handheld Transponder Reader System
Department
Animal Health Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan
Author
CC Wu, YC Lin, CR Juang
Summary
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the application of the commercial handheld transponder reader system using the radio-frequency identification (RFID) techniques for individual identification and temperature measurements of laboratory animals. The transponder codes of five mice could be identified at the distance not greater than 5cm and the average body temperature of individual mouse within two-week duration showed no statistical difference (P>0.05). The daily temperature of six rabbits was measured by the handheld reader and mercury thermometer; similar temperature curve were observed with tiny valves differences (0.2-0.3℃) between two methods. Similar temperature response of these rabbits during one week after vaccination of lapinized hog cholera vaccines were also observed by two methods mentioned above. The results indicated the potential of the handheld transponder reader system for using in the measurement of the body temperature of animals vaccinated with the lapinized hog cholera vaccine.
Keyword
Laboratory animal, Radio-frequency identification, Handheld transponder reader system