Differences in voluntary ethanol consumption in Wistar rats from five different suppliers.

@article{Palm2011DifferencesIV,
  title={Differences in voluntary ethanol consumption in Wistar rats from five different suppliers.},
  author={Sara Palm and Erika Roman and Ingrid Nylander},
  journal={Alcohol},
  year={2011},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={607-14}
}
Understanding the mechanism of action of ethanol and the neurobiological substrates for alcohol use disorders is challenging. In search of this knowledge, it is imperative to use valid animal experimental models. The Wistar rat is one example of a commonly used strain that also exert foundation stock for several rat lines selectively bred for high and low voluntary ethanol intake. Different studies report varying ethanol intake in Wistar rats posing the question of whether this is because of… CONTINUE READING

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