Comparison of Two Sanitation Monitoring Methods in an Animal Research Facility

Douglas L. Ednie, Ronald P. Wilson, C. Max Lang

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Abstract

Cleaning and sanitizing animal housing and equipment is essential to the well-being of laboratory animals. Two methods of monitoring sanitation were compared in an animal research facility. The study was performed with the purpose of identifying an efficient and effective method for monitoring sanitation. RODAC plates, a conventional microbiological technique, and a bioluminescent monitoring device that detects adenosine triphosphate were compared in side-by-side tests. The sanitation monitoring tests were done on an animal room floor after cleaning by a variety of methods and on cages washed in mechanical cage washers. While both sanitation monitoring methods were found to be effective, the bioluminescence monitoring device was found to be more efficient and significantly less expensive than RODAC plates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalContemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science
Volume37
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998

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research facilities
animal research
Sanitation
sanitation
monitoring
Equipment and Supplies
Animal Housing
Microbiological Techniques
cleaning
Laboratory Animals
cages
methodology
animal rooms
sanitizing
animal housing
adenosine triphosphate
bioluminescence
Adenosine Triphosphate
laboratory animals
testing

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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