The production of experimental vitamin A deficiency in rats and mice

@article{Moore1971ThePO,
  title={The production of experimental vitamin A deficiency in rats and mice},
  author={Thomas Moore and Perry D. Holmes},
  journal={Laboratory Animals},
  year={1971},
  volume={5},
  pages={239 - 250}
}
Vitamin A deficiency in rats and mice was induced by restricting dams and litters from parturition to a pelleted diet made mainly from white flour. Young rats usually developed clear signs of avitaminosis A within 60 days from birth. Mice were more resistant, and some survived for periods up to 150 days from birth. Retention of traces of vitamin A in the liver was no more prolonged in mice than in rats. In mice, enlargement of the prostates and seminal vesicles, and atrophy of the testes, were… 

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