Interesting Facts About Miniature Swine & Bone Research

Authors

M. Michael Swindle, DVM, Professor and Chairman, Department of Comparative Medicine, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC 29425

Introduction

Mature, intact miniature pigs showed rapid bone loss during the first 7 months of prednisolone treatment, indicating that minipigs show promise as models for steroidinduced osteoporosis. (Stampa, ScholzAhrens, et. al., 1999)

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