The body weight test measures the weight of the mouse in a time series, allowing monitoring of its evolution; also, it is required in many other procedures.
- Laboratory Balance
- Place a cage containing mice on an operation table
- Remove a mouse from its cage. Determine and record its weight.
- Return the mouse to the cage or continue with a procedure.
The body weight of each mouse is to be measured weekly, from the 4th until the 16th week. Optional additional weighs may also be recorded.