Dietary modulation of estrous cyclicity in singly and multiply housed C57BL/6J mice.

J. F. Nelson, L. S. Felicio

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Two commercial diets differed markedly in their ability to support estrous cyclicity in both singly and multiply housed, 3- to 4-month-old virgin C57BL/6J mice. When fed a breeder diet developed to promote reproduction, mice had shorter cycles and a decreased number of acyclic intervals than when fed a standard diet. In addition, the breeder diet counteracted the inhibitory influence of multiple housing on cyclicity. Although the breeder diet had a three-fold higher fat content and a two-fold lower fiber content, it was not possible to ascribe a causal role to these differences since the diets differed in the relative amounts and sources of many other components.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalLaboratory animal science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1984


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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