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

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

Article DOI: 10.3791/53476
December 16th, 2015

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Summary December 16th, 2015

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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