Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Laboratory Animal Science
Reference Values of Hematological and Biochemical Parameters for the World Smallest Microminipigs
Hiroaki KAWAGUCHITomonobu YAMADANaoki MIURAYoshihiro TAKAHASHITsuyoshi YOSHIKAWAHiroyuki IZUMITatsuo KAWARASAKINoriaki MIYOSHIAkihide TANIMOTO
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2012 Volume 74 Issue 7 Pages 933-936

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In this study, we demonstrated growth curves and reference values for hematological and serum biochemical parameters of Microminipigs, the world smallest experimental minipigs. In both male and female animals, the body weights (BWs) at 3 and 6 months of age were <5 kg and <10 kg, respectively, and growth curve revealed almost plateau (approximately 20 kg BW) after 18 months of age. Major hematological and serum biochemical parameters showed no gender differences and the values were very similar to those in Göttingen and Yukatan minipigs. The values obtained in this study can serve as fundamental reference, and thereby facilitate the use of Microminipig in life science research.

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