Milk Analysis of the Kangaroo Rat, Dipodomys merriami

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Science  13 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3598, pp. 1467-1468
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3598.1467


The milk of Dipodomys merriami has an average water content of 50.42 percent, which is low compared with milk from other mammals. The fat content is about 23.48 percent. The significance of these values is discussed in terms of the animal's water balance.