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Neonatal rat surgery: avoiding maternal cannibalism

Science  05 Oct 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4414, pp. 66
DOI: 10.1126/science.482926

Abstract

A simple program of handling and care of pregnant rats before delivery makes it possible to carry out surgical procedures on newborn pups without resultant cannibalism or rejection of the operated animals by their mothers.

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