5 There is typically a dominant aggressive mouse Even if you remove the aggressor, another mouse may take his place.Fights are almost exclusively between malesIn some strains, even littermates raised together will fight (BALB/c, SJL)
6 Fight wounds (fatal) Mice may die, rapidly, of septicemia Treat with broad spectrum antibiotics
21 Note that this mass is reducible. Inguinal HerniaProtrusion of an organ (e.g. gut) through a natural opening (e.g. inguinal canal) or unnatural rent (e.g. diaphragmatic rupture) in a body wall.Note that this mass is reducible.
27 Porphyrin staining Pigment comes from Harderian glands Increased in stress, respiratory disease, sialodacryoadenitis virus (SDA) infectionProminent in rats and gerbils, not in miceFound around eyes, nares, paws (from grooming face)
28 ConjunctivitisInflammation of the conjunctival tissues; aka pink-eye. Usually bacterial, may not respond well to antibiotics.
29 Proptosis Bulging or protruding eye Causes include tumor, abscess, retroorbital bleed/hematoma, glaucomaSecondary effects include keratitis, loss of eye