Health Report Area 3a

Health Report Area 3

Nomenclature BALB/cArc
Product code BC
Strain Description Inbred
Coat Colour Albino (A/A Tyrp1b/Tyrp1b Tyrc/Tyrc)
MHC Haplotype H2Kd
Complement Factor C5 normal

  • Low incidence of mammary tumours.
  • Amyloidosis (40%) in older males.
  • Aggressiveness observed in male stock from 6 weeks of age and female breeders.
  • Fighting amongst males increases when cohorts are divided  into smaller groups.
  • High social dominance exhibited by males in presence of females resulting in high agression.
  • Low mortality after neonatal thymectomy.
  • Cystitis.
  • Barbering from 7 weeks.