The Cage Record

 

In SoftMouse, The Cage Record will let you view all current and previous cage history while also letting you edit the information of the cage and its corresponding mice.

To aid in finding and editing that information, the page is divided into TABLES.  Viewing The Cage Record and its tables will help if at any point it is important for you to see exactly which mice were housed in the cage at any point in time 

 
The tables consist of:
 

1.  The Main Table --- cage info and is editable 

2.  Resident Mice --- list all mice currently in cage 

3.  Resident Pups --- if mating cage, list all pups currently in cage 

4.  Previously Housed Mice --- list all mice previously in cage 

5.  Event History --- mouse participated events

6.  Attach Files  --- stored files

 

To Access the Cage Record:

Go to your Cage List by clicking Cages in the blue menu header, select the checkmark box to the left of any cage you wish to view, and click on the Edit Cages tab. (You'll now be forwarded to the Cage Record Page) 

 

 

Once on the the Cage Record page, All editable fields will be located in the First 3 Tables of the page. All other relevant record information will be located below it in the Bottom Orange Header Tables. 

 

Each Table is Explained Below:

  

1.  The Main Table:

A.  Contains all basic information about the cage (eg. state, cage SID, disposition, etc.).  

B.  Lets you edit some cage information through the familiar dropdowns (cage status and type) or by selecting a calendar date (set up date) and clicking on the green "save + stay" button to save your changes and remain on the same record.  

You can also:

C.  Add a New Litter by clicking the new litter tab located at the upper left corner of the Table and selecting the mating SID associated with that cage.

 



2.  The Resident Mice Table:

Will show you all the mice that currently reside in the cage and their state (mating, stock, etc.).  The table will also assist in gathering historical information and lineage tracing by giving you direct links to: 

A.  The record of each mouse that currently resides in the cage (M/F).  When clicked, it will forward you to the Mouse Record and allow you to gather all historical information for each mouse individually.  

B.  The parents of each mouse currently housed in the cage (Sire / Dam Tag), that when clicked, will forward you to the Mouse Record of the selected parent mouse.

You can also edit each mouse currently residing in the cage individually or in a group by:

C.  selecting the checkmark box to the left of the mouse and using the yellow drop down menu located at the top right corner of the page to select an action. 



3.  The Resident Pups Table:

Will show you all the pups that currently reside in the cage.  The table will also assist in gathering historical information and lineage tracing by giving you direct links to: 

A.  The record of each pup that currently resides in the cage (M/F).  When clicked, it will forward you to the Mouse Record and allow you to gather all historical information for each pup individually.

B.  The parents of each pup currently housed in the cage (Sire / Dam Tag), that when clicked, will forward you to the Mouse Record of the selected parent mouse.

You can also edit each pup currently residing in the cage individually or in a group by:

C.  selecting the checkmark box to the left of any pup and using the yellow drop down menu located at the top right corner of the page to select an action. 



 4.  The Previously Housed Mice Table:

Will show you every mouse ever housed in the cage, past and present, including their mouseline and DOB.  It will also assist in gathering historical information and lineage tracing by giving you direct links to:

A.  The record of each mouse that was previously housed in the cage (M/F). When clicked, it will allow you to gather all historical information for each mouse individually by viewing their individual Mouse Record.

B.  The current cage of each previously housed mouse (Cage SID/Cage Tag), that when clicked, will take you to the Cage Record of the selected cage thereby allowing you to view caging history.

C.  The previously housed mouse parents (Sire/Dam Tags)that when clicked, will take you to the individual Mouse Record of each selected parent.



5.  Event History:

The Event History table is unique as it was created to help keep you on top of your colony activities. It will list every event that the cage has participated and will participate in.  It will also give you direct links to each event in your calendar, past and present, complete or incomplete, that when clicked, will allow you to view all the details of the said event. --- To learn more about creating a calendar event, click here.



6.  ​File Attachments:

Will show you any files you have associated and uploaded directly to the mouse record.  ---To attach an item, just click on Attach/Delete files and follow the prompts.


If you have any further questions, please contact us with your inquiry.