SPRAGUE DAWLEY® Rat
Zentralinstitut für Versuchstierzucht (Hannover) - 1982
Colour and related genotype:
Albino rat - Tyrc/Tyrc
Good breeder, strong maternal instinct
Description of our model and application areas
The strain was created by R. W. Dawley in 1925, from a hooded male hybrid of unknown origin and an albino female (probably Wistar), and was crossed with the female’s progeny for 7 generations.
The SPRAGUE DAWLEY® rat aka SD, is an albino outbred rat with an elongated head and a tail that is longer than its body.
A fast growing rat, it is docile and easy to handle.
Main application and research fields
Biochemical and hematological parameters
of 10-week old SPRAGUE DAWLEY® RjHan:SD rats
Monogamous mating according Robertson System
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