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Lab Anim (NY). 2011 Jul 20;40(8):253-8. doi: 10.1038/laban0811-253.

Development of the piglet neonatal intensive care unit for translational research.

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Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.

Abstract

The piglet is an important animal model in biomedical research; many aspects of its anatomy, physiology and metabolism are similar to those of the human neonate. The authors describe a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) for piglets. This unit allows researchers to model neonatal care in the NICU and can be used for a range of research studies. The authors hope that the model they describe can serve as a template for other investigators who would like to design their own piglet NICUs.

PMID:
21772351
DOI:
10.1038/laban0811-253
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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