IHMS Testing Program



For all barrier housing units Quarterly, Semiannual and Annual panels test a minimum of 10 animals.
Agents Species Test Method EF/RF™/MPF™ Frequency GF/DF Frequency

Viruses

       
Kilham Rat Virus (KRV)
R
MFI Monthly Quarterly
Minute Virus of Mice (MVM) M MFI Monthly Quarterly
Mouse Encephalomyelitis Virus (GDVII)/ Rat Theilovirus (RTV) M, R MFI Monthly Quarterly
Mouse Hepatitis Virus (MHV) M MFI Monthly Quarterly
Murine Norovirus (MNV) M MFI Monthly Quarterly
Mouse Parvovirus (MPV) M MFI Monthly Quarterly
Mouse Rotavirus (EDIM) M MFI Monthly Quarterly
Pneumonia Virus (PVM) M, R MFI Monthly Quarterly
Rat Coronavirus (RCV)/Sialodacryoadenitis Virus (SDAV) R MFI Monthly Quarterly
Rat Minute Virus (RMV) R MFI Monthly Quarterly
Rat Parvovirus (RPV) R MFI Monthly Quarterly
Toolan's H1 Virus (TH1) R MFI Monthly Quarterly
Ectromelia Virus M MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Hantaan Virus M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
K Virus M MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCM) M MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Mouse Adenovirus I and II (FL and K87) M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Mouse Cytomegalovirus (MCMV) M MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Polyoma Virus M MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Reovirus  (Reo 3) M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Sendai Virus M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Thymic Virus M IFA Semiannually Semiannually
Lactate Dehydrogenase Elevating Virus (LDHV) M MFI Annually Annually

Bacteria, mycoplasma, fungi

       
Beta hemolytic Streptococcus (non Group D) M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Bordetella bronchiseptica M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Cilia Associated Respiratory Bacillus (CARB) M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Citrobacter rodentium M Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Clostridium piliforme M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Corynebacterium bovis1 M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Corynebacterium kutscheri M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Helicobacter spp. M, R PCR Quarterly Quarterly
Klebsiella oxytoca M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Klebsiella pneumoniae M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Mycoplasma pulmonis M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Pasteurella multocida M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Pasteurella pneumotropica M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Pneumocystis spp. M, R PCR Quarterly Quarterly
Proteus spp. M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Pseudomonas aeruginosa M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Salmonella spp. M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Staphylococcus aureus M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Streptococcus pneumoniae M, R Culture Quarterly Quarterly
Segmented Filamentous Bacteria (SFB) M, R PCR Annually Annually
Streptobacillus moniliformis M, R PCR Annually Annually

Parasites

       
Aspiculuris tetraptera M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Eimeria spp. M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Encephalitozoon cuniculi M, R MFI Quarterly Quarterly
Entamoeba spp. M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Giardia muris M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Hymenolepis spp. M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Myobia musculi M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Myocoptes musculinus M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Ornithonyssus bacoti M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Polyplax spinulosa M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Psorergates simplex M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Radfordia affinis M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Rodentolepis spp. M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Spironucleus muris M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
Syphacia spp. M, R Microscopy/PCR Quarterly Quarterly
Trichomonads M, R Microscopy Quarterly Quarterly
1C. bovis testing occurs only in GF, DF, EF and RF colonies.
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