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An epidemic of chronic skin ulceration in rats

Author:
Ash, G. W.
Source:
Laboratory animals 1971 v.5 no.1 pp. 115-122
ISSN:
1758-1117
Subject:
coagulase positive staphylococci, laboratory animals, rats, winter
Abstract:
An outbreak of chronic skin ulceration in a well-established specified-pathogen-free colony of rats is described. A coagulase-positive staphylococcus was associated with the outbreak, which occurred during winter months and quickly subsided. Various theories are advanced to account for the outbreak, the cause of which was not firmly established.
Agid:
4296073