The Yucatan miniature pig: characterization and utilization in biomedical research

Lab Anim Sci. 1986 Aug;36(4):344-7.


Yucatan miniature swine have a variety of applications in biomedical research. Sublines developed from the primary population at Colorado State University have been characterized genetically with special attributes. This report describes this unique laboratory animal, genetic selection programs, and its utilization in biomedical research.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animals
  • Arteriosclerosis*
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Experimental*
  • Disease Models, Animal*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Mexico
  • Pregnancy
  • Swine
  • Swine, Miniature*