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Figure 1: Plastic shipping crates can be autoclaved and reused.
Figure 2: Disposable shipping containers made of crush-proof cardboard, provide an economical means of shipping laboratory rodents.
Figure 3: Keeping animals in separate filtered compartments within the shipping container can prevent contact between animals and the spread of adventitious microorganisms.
Figure 4: Immunodeficient animals can be shipped in specially designed microisolation cages that fit into an overshipper.
Figure 5: In addition to serving as a water source during shipping, gel/moisture packs can be used as an alternative to water bottles.
Figure 6: Quarantine service providers house rodents in isolators, such as this flexible-film isolator, to prevent cross-contamination.


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Maher, J., Schub, T. Laboratory Rodent Transportation Supplies. Lab Anim 33, 29–32 (2004).

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