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- Jongen, Audrey, et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Laboratory animals 2019 v.53 no.1 pp. 63-71
- adhesion; females; laboratory animals; males; models; rats; refining; welfare assessment
- ... The ischaemic button model is frequently used for the induction of adhesions in laboratory rats. Male rats are often used because of the common belief that the peritesticular (intra-abdominal) fat in males facilitates adhesion formation, although this theory is not evidence based. Comparing the model’s performance in both sexes is an important aspect of refining animal experiments. The aim of this ...