Growth and behavioural effects of ethyl alcohol on the offspring of mice; a comparison with its short-term actions

@article{Cutler1979GrowthAB,
  title={Growth and behavioural effects of ethyl alcohol on the offspring of mice; a comparison with its short-term actions},
  author={M. Cutler and Franzeska G. Ewart and John H. Mackintosh},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={1979},
  volume={66},
  pages={35-39}
}
Ten percent ethyl alcohol as drinking fluid of breeding mice did not affect gestation period, litter size or litter weight. Alcohol was secreted in milk, and weight gain up to weaning was reduced in offspring of treated mice, males having significantly reduced weights at 3–4 weeks. When weaned at 21 days, treated offspring were given 10% alcohol to drink. Intake amounted to 31 mg/g body weight each day on average. Ethological analysis of behaviour occurring in encounters between alcohol-treated… CONTINUE READING