Cotton rat outbred

Cotton rat
Cotton rat

Cotton rat outbred

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Model very sensitive to infectious agents of human origin. Ideal for research into the development of vaccines and gene therapy based on adenoviral vectors.

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  • Description

Cotton rat outbred

Nomenclature:  Sigmondon hispidus

Genotype: Wilde type

Description: The Cotton rat is an excellent research model for vaccine development. It is highly susceptible to human infectious agents, including: Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Herpes Simplex, Parainfluenze, Monkey Pox and emerging viruses.

Origin: Virion Systems, Rockville, MD, 2003. Covered species under USDA guidelines.

Research applications

  • vaccine development
  • adenoviral vector-based gene therapy
  • infectious disease pathogenesis

Characteristic

  • covered species under USDA guidelines
  • color combination varies: gray, brown, black
  • the average litter size is 5–6 pups
  • aggressive: requires special care and husbandry
  • animal breeding should be paired at time of weaning (3–4 weeks), otherwise increased fighting observed

Strain code: TGRTW

Bred in: US

Recommended diet: LabDiet #5P13 (Trudeau)