Tolerance of Atmospheric Ammonia by Laboratory Mice

dc.contributor.author Green, Angela
dc.contributor.author Xin, Hongwei
dc.contributor.author Wathes, Christopher
dc.contributor.author Demmers, Theo
dc.contributor.author MacArthur-Clark, J.
dc.contributor.author Xin, Hongwei
dc.contributor.department Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
dc.date 2018-02-13T04:27:04.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-29T22:32:18Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-29T22:32:18Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2006
dc.date.embargo 2012-12-14
dc.date.issued 2006-07-01
dc.description.abstract <p>A novel preference chamber with four inter-connected compartments was designed and built to test the tolerance of atmospheric ammonia by laboratory mice. The preference chamber incorporated a novel tracking system using an infra-red sensor at each end of each tunnel, which monitored all journeys through the tunnels and their direction. An experiment was successfully undertaken with four batches, each of four mice. Each batch was housed in the chamber for 4 days and given the choice between ammonia concentrations of nominally 0, 25, 50 and 100 ppm after initial familiarization. The results showed that there were two motivations acting on mouse behavior. The mice made extensive use of the whole chamber once they had been trained to use the tunnels, at least 2000 movements between compartments for each group over 48 h. The mice clearly preferred to be in the upper two compartments of the top tier of the chamber rather than in the lower compartments. The mice did not exhibit a clear preference for or aversion to ammonia, which implies that their short- term tolerance of ammonia at potentially noxious concentrations may not be in their long-term interest.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is an ASAE Meeting Presentation, Paper No. <a href="http://elibrary.asabe.org/abstract.asp?aid=20904&t=3&dabs=Y&redir=&redirType=" target="_blank">064017</a>.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
dc.subject.keywords Preference test
dc.subject.keywords chamber
dc.subject.keywords aversive
dc.subject.keywords ammonia
dc.subject.keywords behavior
dc.subject.keywords Mus musculus
dc.title Tolerance of Atmospheric Ammonia by Laboratory Mice
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dc.type.genre conference
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