Fever response in the guinea pig before and after parturition.

The febrile response to an intramuscular injection of bacterial endotoxin (E. coli 4 microgram/kg) was tested in guinea pigs at the end of pregnancy in the time period extending from 8 days before until 3 days after parturition. In comparison to non-pregnant female controls both fever height and fever index were reduced in mother guinea pigs one week before… CONTINUE READING