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Guinea Pig

Cavia porcellus

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models for


anaphylaxis



 


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clasification of GP

hystricomorph

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number of digits on fore and hind

four on the front and three on the back

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ideal caging for GP

solid bottom cages with bedding

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space requirement for GP up to 350g


60in^2


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space requirement for GP >350g

101in^2

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height requirement for GP cage

7in

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ideal temp for GP


68-79F


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predominant leukocyte in GP

lymphocyte

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name of special leukocytes in peripheral blood

heterophil

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where are Kurloff cells found most often and when?

in thymus, spleen, liver, lung during pregnancy

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purpose of Kurloff cells

NK cell activity, cancer resistance?

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which teeth are open rooted in the GP

all teeth (hyposodontic)

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description of oral cavity in GP

small and narrow, soft palate coveres nearly the entire back of the pharynx, only small palatal ostium visible

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Stomach of GP

monogastric hind gut fermentor, glandular epithelium all over

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describe the Preyer or pinna reflex

cocking of the pinnae in response to a sharp sound.

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what are the hormones responsible for growth regulation in GP

Insulin growth factor 1 & 2. (not pituitary growth hormone)

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puberty

M: 3-4m

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Gestation

59-72d

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weaning age

14-28d

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special requirement of GP feed

stabilized Vitamin C

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how long can stabilized feed be stored

180d post milling

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how long can unstabilized feed be stored

90d post milling

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describe unique components of female reproductive tract

vaginal closure membrane

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at what age does the pubic symphysis fuse?

6-9m

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what hormone is responsible for relaxation of the pubic symphysis as parturition nears?

Relaxin

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GP are ______ ovulators


spontaneous



nonseasonally polyestrous


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postpartum estrus

highly fertile, 2-10h post delivery

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placentation

labryinthine hemomonochorionic