Sentinel Health Program

Laboratory Animal Resources routinely monitors the mouse colonies in our vivariums for various bacteria, viruses, and parasites of importance to mouse health. If an excluded agent, such as mouse parvovirus, is diagnosed, investigators would be notified and special procedures put in place for further testing, containment, and/or eradication of that organism. Some agents tested for are not excluded at CSU because they have minimal health effects on the mice, for example mouse norovirus.

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View our most recently tested for agents and results: Current Sentinel Testing Results

Rodent Disease Factsheets

Learn more information regarding the most common mouse pathogens:

Mouse Fur Mite Fact Sheet
Rodent Heliobacter Fact Sheet
Mouse Hepatitis Fact Sheet
Mouse Norovirus Fact Sheet
Rodent Pinworm Fact Sheet
Mouse Parvovirus Fact Sheet