The Rodent Breeder Colony Management (RBCM) CoRE at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers a way for investigators to create and manage rodent colonies in an efficient manner.
The RBCM staff will provide the services freeing your staff to concentrate on lab work.
- You will no longer have to designate someone in your lab to be responsible for maintaining the Colony.
- You can eliminate concerns about fees for overcrowded cages and unwanted breeding between parents and the offspring.
- The RBCM program will set up mating pairs, weaning, tail snips, ID animals and record keeping.
- You will be notified on the status of your rodent colony: births, weaning and deaths through weekly email reports. (Please note colonies established outside of colony management services will take longer to rotate to a colony management record keeping format).
The cost for the service is $1.20, which includes the following services: setting breeders, checking for plugs, weaning, and tail or ear biopsy for genetic analysis. We will efficiently organized colony resulting in smoothly run experiments.
(Note that our lab does not make euthanization decisions, and that we must receive written notice before we terminate breeding services.)
Meet the Team
Jonathan Cohen, DVM; DACLAM
Chineta Pullin; MS
Colony Management Manager
Tania Otano; ALAT
Colony Management Technician
FAQs, Rodent Breeder Colony Management
Following are our answers to the most frequently asked questions of the Rodent Breeder Colony Management CoRE.