View Full Version : Cancers in rodents

Diggie's Friend
08-27-2018, 07:09 PM
Incidents of cancers have been found to commonly occur in rats.

To a lesser degree they have been found to occur in tree squirrels cared for in captivity, this mostly associated with obesity, but also with infections.

This procedure to remove a large cancerous growth from the intestines of a rat, and resection the bowel, was successfully accomplished.

Rather amazing to see this done on such a small animal, yet with todays technology it is now possible. Warning this file contains photos of graphic content!

08-27-2018, 10:54 PM
I noticed they were very specific about the amount of Isoflurane v O2 used for induction and maintenance during diagnostics. This info would be valuable for anyone working with a vet who is doing this for the first time with a rodent.

Thanks for sharing!

Diggie's Friend
08-28-2018, 01:17 AM
Well spotted Cava!

I have another file on anesthesia I will post under that title.

Diggie's Friend
09-25-2018, 02:12 PM
Liver cancers: causes and carcinogenisis


Diggie's Friend
04-23-2019, 07:58 PM
Liver cancer in notably has the highest incidence in rats and mice of all other organs of the body.

In prairie dogs, a virus has been found to promote liver cancer.