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Milk Collection in the Rat Using Capillary Tubes and Estimation of Milk Fat Content by Creamatocrit

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10.3791/53476-v

December 16th, 2015

December 16th, 2015

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1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, 2Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary

Milk is a primary source of nutrition for the neonate. Analysis of milk components may provide insight into maternal factors that affect offspring health. This protocol describes a manual method of collecting milk samples from the lactating rat, which can then be used for further downstream analysis.

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