Effects of bedding material and running wheel surface on paw wounds in male and female Syrian hamsters

@article{Beaulieu2009EffectsOB,
  title={Effects of bedding material and running wheel surface on paw wounds in male and female Syrian hamsters},
  author={A. Beaulieu and S. G. Reebs},
  journal={Laboratory Animals},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={85 - 90}
}
  • A. Beaulieu, S. G. Reebs
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Laboratory Animals
  • The present study investigated the effects of bedding material (pine shavings versus beta chip) and running wheel surfaces (standard metal bars versus metal bars covered with a plastic mesh) on the occurrence of wounds on the paws of male and female Syrian (golden) hamsters, Mesocricetus auratus. Four groups of 10 males and 10 females were each assigned to one of the following treatments: pine/no mesh, pine/mesh, chips/no mesh and chips/mesh. Each hamster paw was observed at 1–3-day intervals… CONTINUE READING
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