Diversifying animal models: the use of hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) in infectious diseases.

@article{Niewiesk2002DiversifyingAM,
  title={Diversifying animal models: the use of hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) in infectious diseases.},
  author={Stefan Niewiesk and Gregory A. Prince},
  journal={Laboratory animals},
  year={2002},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={
          357-72
        }
}
The hispid cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus) has been a longstanding laboratory animal model of infectious diseases. In this review, the most common usage of hispid cotton rats as models of infectious diseases is discussed in detail and all organisms, which have been shown to infect cotton rats, are listed. A state of the art overview is given on handling and maintenance of hispid cotton rats as well as experimental techniques such as narcosis and blood withdrawal. Most importantly, through the… CONTINUE READING
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