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The effect of the number of animals per cage on the growth of the rat

Author:
Hughes, P. C. R., Nowak, M.
Source:
Laboratory animals 1973 v.7 no.3 pp. 293-296
ISSN:
1758-1117
Subject:
cages, females, laboratory animals, males, rats, rearing, weaning
Abstract:
Animals were bred and reared normally, but at weaning were distributed either singly, in pairs, or 4 to a cage. Measurements of length and weight were made during the growth period. In females there were no differences between the caging regimes, but males kept 4 to a cage were significantly smaller than those kept 2 to a cage or singly.
Agid:
6244705