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Infectious Agents Commonly Tested for in Laboratory Rodents

Infectious Agents Commonly Tested for in Laboratory Rodents

Test

Agent

Description

Species

Protozoa

E cun

Encephalitozoon cuniculi

A sporozoan parasite of rabbits and rodents

Mice, rats

Bacteria

C pil

Clostridium piliforme

Agent of Tyzzer disease

Mice, rats

CARB

Cilia-associated–respiratory bacillus

A bacterial respiratory pathogen of rodents and rabbits

Mice, rats

M pul

Mycoplasma pulmonis

Agent of mouse and rat pulmonary mycoplasmosis

Mice, rats

Viruses

ECT

Ectromelia

A mouse poxvirus

Mice

TH-1

Toolan’s H-1 virus

A rat parvovirus

Rats

Hantaan virus

A zoonotic hantavirus of rats; several types (HPS, NED) exist throughout world

Rats

K-virus

Mouse pneumonitis virus

A mouse papovavirus

Mice

KRV

Kilham rat virus

A rat parvovirus

Rats

LCM

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus

A zoonotic arenavirus

Mice, rats

LDEV

Lactate dehydrogenase–elevating virus

A mouse arterivirus

Mice

MAD1 (FL)

Rodent adenovirus strain 1

Mouse adenovirus, rodent adenovirus strain 1 (FL)

Mice, rats

MAD2 (K87)

Rodent adenovirus strain 2

Mouse adenovirus, rodent adenovirus strain 2 (K87)

Mice

MCMV

Mouse cytomegalovirus

A mouse herpesvirus

Mice

MHV

Mouse hepatitis virus

A mouse coronavirus

Mice

MNV

Murine norovirus

A mouse calicivirus

Mice

MPV

Mouse parvovirus

A mouse parvovirus

Mice

MTV

Mouse thymic virus

A mouse herpesvirus

Mice

MVM (MMV)

Minute virus of mice

A mouse parvovirus

Mice

PolyVM

Polyoma virus of mice

A mouse papovavirus

Mice

PVM

Pneumonia virus of mice

A rodent pneumovirus

Mice, rats

SDAV

Sialodacryoadenitis virus

A rat coronavirus

Rats

Reo3

Reovirus type 3

A rodent reovirus

Mice, rats

SenV

Sendai virus

A type 1 paramyxovirus

Mice, rats

RTV

Rat theilovirus

A rat picornavirus

Rats

TMEV (GDVII)

Theiler murine encephalomyelitis virus

Mouse poliovirus, strain GDVII

Mice