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Differences in Vascular Response between Balloon Overstretch and Stent Overexpansion in Nonathero...
Differences in Vascular Response between Balloon Overstretch and Stent Overexpansion in Nonathero...
Which preclinical models are best suited for restenosis research remains uncertain. Here we compared the restenotic responses after balloon or stent overstretch injury in a porcine coronary artery.
Comparison of 6 Injectable Anesthetic Regimens and Isoflurane in Gray Short?tailed Opossums (Mono...
Comparison of 6 Injectable Anesthetic Regimens and Isoflurane in Gray Short?tailed Opossums (Mono...
Gray short-tailed opossums are used in a wide variety of research in the areas of developmental biology, oncology, immunology, and comparative biology. Despite many frequent experimental manipulations of these animals under anesthesia, few studies to d...
Shope Fibroma in the External Ear Canal of a Domestic Rabbit
Shope Fibroma in the External Ear Canal of a Domestic Rabbit
A 5-y-old, intact, 2.5-kg female domestic rabbit was presented because of blood spatter on the wall of its cage and the toenails of its right hind limb. Physical examination revealed a red, gelatinous mass that spanned the width of the right vertical e...
Developing a Performance Standard for Adequate Sanitization of Wire-Bar Lids
Developing a Performance Standard for Adequate Sanitization of Wire-Bar Lids
The wire-bar lids on rodent cages are an integral part of the microenvironment and as such can impact rodent health and wellbeing. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals recommends changing wire-bar lids every other week but does not incl...
Humane Endpoints for Guinea Pigs Used for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Vaccine Research
Humane Endpoints for Guinea Pigs Used for Mycobacterium tuberculosis Vaccine Research
Guinea pigs are a commonly used model for tuberculosis vaccine research. Loss of body weight is the most frequently described humane endpoint for animals used in these studies. During a chronic study, we noted labored breathing in some tuberculosis-inf...
A Redesign Approach for Improving Animal Care Services for Researchers
A Redesign Approach for Improving Animal Care Services for Researchers
Because a research institution�s animal care and use program oversees the provision of services specified in approved protocols designed by researchers, the effective provision of services within these programs is paramount to ensuring the humane care ...