The Sabra rat: definition of a laboratory animal

Isr J Med Sci. 1984 Jul;20(7):603-12.


Study objectives were to provide investigators of the biomedical research community with comprehensive and reliable baseline data for the Sabra rat strain. In addition to a physiological, developmental, hematological and biochemical definition of this laboratory rat, widely used at the Hebrew University and other research laboratories in Israel, a historical insight offers some understanding of the origin and development of this strain. Data collected from 331 male and female rats over a 2-year period characterize the Sabra rat as a useful, stable, economical laboratory animal with good viability under conventional conditions.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Animals, Laboratory*
  • Body Weight
  • Female
  • Male
  • Organ Size
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains* / blood
  • Rats, Inbred Strains* / growth & development
  • Rats, Inbred Strains* / physiology