toxicology blog posts

22 October, 2018

Top 4 reasons to choose HSD: Sprague Dawley® SD® rats for your next reproductive toxicology study

By Mandy Horn

shutterstock_132982877A new study using Hsd:Sprague Dawley® SD® rats confirms the use of this strain as a valuable toxicology model. Over the years, this strain has been used in many fields such as reproductive endocrinology, toxicology, oncology, cardiology and neuroscience.

+ Read more
 

16 May, 2018

3 reasons why Wistar Han® could be the perfect model for your study

By Mandy Horn

The selection of your animal model for toxicity and carcinogenicity testing plays an essential role in the accuracy of your study findings. Our researchers recently completed a two-year study of 130 male and 130 female Envigo RccHan®:WIST (Wistar Han®) rats and compared them to other outbred rats (e.g., Sprague-Dawley®, Fischer 344). Here, we share the results of the study.

The results provided insights on how Wistar Han provided numerous advantages, such as smaller body size, higher rates of survival and lower tumor/lesion incidence, as compared to CRL:CD®(SD) (CD) rat models that were the subjects of a previous two-year study.

+ Read more