Evaluation by scoring and computerized morphometry of lesions of early Mycoplasma pulmonis infection and ammonia exposure in F344/N rats.

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To evaluate lesions of ammonia exposure and Mycoplasma pulmonis infection in gnotobiotic F344/N rats, groups of rats were inoculated with M. pulmonis, exposed to 76 micrograms/liter (100 parts per million) ammonia, or both, or served as controls. Six rats from each group were killed 3, 5, 7, and 9 days after inoculation and their respiratory organs prepared… (More)

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