Health Standards

Industry Leading Health Standards
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Agents Murine Pathogen Free™
(MPF™)
Restricted Flora™
(RF™)
Opportunist Free™
(OF™)
Excluded Flora (EF) Defined Flora
(DF)
Germ Free (GF)
Microorganisms Accepted? Accepted? Accepted? Accepted? Accepted? Accepted?

Commensal Microflora

           
Altered Schaedler Flora Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Dimorphic Yeast Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Mold Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Aerobic spore forming bacteria Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Anaerobic spore forming bacteria Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Non-spore forming rod bacteria Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Cocci bacteria Yes Yes Yes Yes No No

Viruses

           
Kilham Rat Virus (KRV) No No No No No No
Minute Virus of Mice (MVM) No No No No No No
Mouse Encephalomyelitis Virus (GDVII)/ Rat Theilovirus (RTV) No No No No No No
Mouse Hepatitis Virus (MHV) No No No No No No
Murine Norovirus (MNV) No No No No No No
Mouse Parvovirus (MPV) No No No No No No
Mouse Rotavirus (EDIM) No No No No No No
Pneumonia Virus of Mice (PVM) No No No No No No
Rat Coronavirus (RCV)/Sialodacryoadenitis Virus (SDAV) No No No No No No
Rat Minute Virus (RMV) No No No No No No
Rat Parvovirus (RPV) No No No No No No
Toolan's H1 Virus (TH1) No No No No No No
Ectromelia Virus No No No No No No
Hantaan Virus No No No No No No
K Virus No No No No No No
Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus (LCM) No No No No No No
Mouse Adenovirus I and II (FL and K87) No No No No No No
Mouse Cytomegalovirus (MCMV) No No No No No No
Polyoma Virus No No No No No No
Reovirus  (Reo 3) No No No No No No
Sendai Virus No No No No No No
Thymic Virus No No No No No No
Lactate Dehydrogenase Elevating Virus (LDHV) No No No No No No

Bacteria, mycoplasma, fungi

           
Beta hemolytic Streptococcus (non Group D) Yes No1 No1 No1 No No
Bordetella bronchiseptica No No No No No No
Cilia Associated Respiratory Bacillus (CARB) No No No No No No
Citrobacter rodentium No No No No No No
Clostridium piliforme No No No No No No
Corynebacterium bovis2 N/A No No No No No
Corynebacterium kutscheri No No No No No No
Helicobacter spp. No No No No No No
Klebsiella oxytoca Yes No1 No1 No1 No No
Klebsiella pneumoniae Yes No1 No1 No1 No No
Mycoplasma pulmonis No No No No No No
Pasteurella multocida Yes No1 No1 No1 No No
Pasteurella pneumotropica No No No No No No
Pneumocystis spp. No No No No No No
Proteus spp. Yes Yes No1 No1 No No
Pseudomonas aeruginosa Yes No1 No1 No1 No No
Salmonella spp. No No No No No No
Staphylococcus aureus Yes No1 No1 No1 No No
Streptococcus pneumoniae No No No No No No
Segmented Filamentous Bacteria (SFB) Yes Yes Yes No1 No No
Streptobacillus moniliformis No No No No No No

Parasites

           
Endoparasites No No No No No No
↳ Encephalitozoon cuniculi No No No No No No
Ectoparasites No No No No No No
Enteric Helminths No No No No No No
1When detected, this organism will be eliminated from the Barrier Unit via a test and cull procedure or recycling of the colony.
2Testing not performed in MPF colonies.