Cartilage and Bone Models in Swine

Cartilage and Bone Models in Swine

Introduction Swine have not been utilized as one of the primary models for orthopedic procedures due to the massive size of the bones and musculature. However, over the past two decades there has been an increased interest in the development of models for the...
Interesting Facts About Miniature Swine & Bone Research

Interesting Facts About Miniature Swine & Bone Research

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) Authors M. Michael Swindle,...
Swine as Models in Dental Research

Swine as Models in Dental Research

Introduction The use of swine in dental and oral surgical research was relatively uncommon in the past, probably due to the anatomy of the head, neck, and oral cavity. However, there has been increased activity in porcine models involving dental research and there are...