Paresis of peristalsis and ileus lead to death in lactating mice.

@article{Kunstyr1986ParesisOP,
  title={Paresis of peristalsis and ileus lead to death in lactating mice.},
  author={I. Kunstyr},
  journal={Laboratory animals},
  year={1986},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={32-5}
}
Based on the examination of 45 dead and 5 moribund female mice during a 2-year period, we are able to describe a new disease entity: ileus of the small intestine in lactating mice caused by a paresis of peristalsis. Diarrhoea was not observed and inflammation and infectious agents were not found. Females were affected during the 2nd week of their first lactation. The condition may have a mortality rate as high as 40%. It is assumed that exhaustion (calcium, glucose, etc.) is the cause of this… CONTINUE READING