Animals in Research

Mouse on shower ring

Group: Rodents
Species: Mouse
Research Areas: Heart research

This mouse is on a study to help prevent heart attacks. He lives in a shoebox cage with three other mice. His cage is cleaned regularly and he is provided with fresh food consisting of a high fat diet (to simulate humans prone to heart attacks). He sleeps during the day in his rodent house and spends his nights making nests and climbing on his shower ring.