Rabbit as an animal model for experimental research

Manjeet Mapara, Betsy Sara Thomas, K. M. Bhat


Animal experimentation is carried out in consultation with the veterinary wing but it is essential
that be familiar with experimental protocols of animal model to be able to design an approriate
study. This is more so in place where the veterinary facilities are not easily available.Span Rabbits
are commonly used as subjects for screening implant material. They have gained favour for their
numerous advantages even though they should be ideally used prior to testing in a larger animal
model. Though experimentation on rabbits seems to be easy there are many pitfalls. Our endeavor
in this article is to integrate all the data about maintaining rabbits as a model and to critically analyze
it on the basis of our experimentation.
Key Words: Animal model, experimental model, rabbit model

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