HISTOLOGICAL STUDY OF SPONTANEOUS EAR INFECTIONS IN ALBINO RATS.
NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA
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The ears of sixteen albino rats originating from three different suppliers were histologically examined. The specimens were prepared following the standard temporal bone preparation procedure. Spontaneous middle ear infection was found in 25 of the ears. When albino rats are used for otological experiments, it is necessary to have a large number of experimental animals as there is no precise method for detection of spontaneous ear infection of the rat in the vital status. Post-mortem histological investigation is the only reliable procedure available by which otological infections can be detected. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology