The cockerel as an animal model for atherosclerosis research.

  • Hau Yin Wong
  • Published 1975 in Advances in experimental medicine and biology


The chicken is a good animal model for the study of atherosclerosis research because it is: 1. Omnivorous. 2. Small and suitable for prolonged laboratory investigation. 3. Able to develop spontaneous atherosclerosis. 4. Capable of producing atherosclerosis after cholesterol feeding with elevated hypercholesterolemia. A diet of 1/4% cholesterol plus 5… (More)


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