• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in Laboratory animal science 1996

Evaluation of cecal ligation as a model of mucoid enteropathy in specific-pathogen-free rabbits.

@article{Hotchkiss1996EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of cecal ligation as a model of mucoid enteropathy in specific-pathogen-free rabbits.},
  author={Charlotte E. Hotchkiss and Alfred M. Merritt},
  journal={Laboratory animal science},
  year={1996},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          174-8
        }
}
Mucoid enteropathy is a serious disease of rabbits, the cause of which is unknown. Ligation of the cecum has been reported to cause a mucoid enteropathy-like syndrome in 70% of conventional rabbits. The goal of this study was to evaluate this model of mucoid enteropathy in Pasteurella-free, coccidia-free rabbits for use in future studies. Five rabbits served as unoperated controls (group 1). Eight rabbits underwent ligation of the cecum, with large vessels and nerves spared (group 2). In six… CONTINUE READING