[rat-forum] Re: Superovulation in rats
nobody at no-reply.mcw.edu
Mon May 10 22:46:08 CDT 1999
>Dear rat lovers,
>Do you know the dosage of PMSG and hCG to induce superovulation in
>Can I use the same for the mouse?
For Fisher344 rats, use females 4-5 weeks old, 80-95g. PMSG will not
reprogram the cycles of older animals. Use 15 U of PMSG and 5 U of hCG.
In my hands, Sprague-Dawley rats were more difficult to superovulate, and
better results were obtained using minipumps dispensing FSH (but this is
Good luck. Email me if you have more questions. I've had reasonable
success in making transgenic rats. And I am a rat lover!
Dr. Jan K. Lohse
Senior Research Specialist
Department of Pathobiological Sciences
School of Veterinary Medicine
2015 Linden Drive West
Madison, WI 53706
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