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The Chinese Hamster Library stands on the shoulders of giants

References and Thanks

The Chinese Hamster Library stands on the shoulders of giants

A Big Thank You to…

Susan of Lilliput Hams for providing the history of the Chinese hamster in the UK Hamster Fancy, and teaching me a lot about the species.

Jenna of Metallica Hamstery for sharing her survey and photos of skin splits in Chinese hamsters.

Lynne of Custard Hamstery for her quote about euthanasia

Book References

Bishop Y. The Veterinary Formulary (6th edition). Pharmaceutical Press, London. 2005

Frankel, BJ. Chapter 10: diabetes in the Chinese hamster. In: Shafrir, E (ed.). Lessons from animal diabetes VI, Birkhauser, Boston. 1996

Logsdail C & P, Hovers, K. Hamsterlopaedia: a complete guide to hamster care. Ringpress Books, Surrey. 2002

Richardson V. Diseases of domestic small animals (2nd edition). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford. 2003

Smith A, Xie Y. A guide to the mammals of China. Princeton University Press, Princeton. 2008

Subcommittee on Laboratory Animal Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition, Board on Agriculture, National Research Council. Nutrient Requirements of Laboratory Animals (Fourth Revised Edition). National Academy Press, Washington DC. 1995

Van Hoosier Jr GL, McPherson CW. Laboratory Hamsters. Academic Press Inc, Orlando. 1987

Article References

Chaworth-Musters JL. XXV – a note on the synonymy of Cricetulus barabensis. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 1933; 12 (68): 221-223

Church, B. Enrichment for small mammals and exotic pets. Proceeding of the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) from 2007; 1640-1642

Cornwell, C. Selective olfactory exposure alters social and plant odor preferences of immature hamsters. Behavioral Biology. 1976; 17(1): 131-137

Daly M. Early stimulation of rodents: a critical review of present interpretations. British Journal of Psychology. 1973; 64 (3): 435

Daly M. Behavioral development in three hamster species. Developmental Psychobiology. 1976; 9(4): 315-323

Ferreira L, et al. Effects of sitagliptin treatment on dysmetabolism, inflammation, and oxidative stress in an animal model of type 2 diabetes (ZDF Rat). Mediators of Inflammation. 2010. Article ID 592760, 11 pages.

Gerritsen GC, Dulin WE. Serum proteins of Chinese hamsters and response of diabetics to tolbutamide and insulin. Diabetes. 1966; 15: 331-5

Gerritsen GC, Dulin WE. Characterisation of diabetes in the Chinese hamster. Diabetologia 1967; 3: 74-84

Gromov V, Surov A, Ryurikov G. Maternal care in the captive grey hamster cricetulus migratorius. Russian J Theriol. 2006; 5(2): 73-77

Gundersen K, Yerganian G, Boniface J, Lin HG, Bell F, McRae W. Diabetes in the Chinese Hamster. Diabetologia 1967; 3: 85-91

Henwood C, Henwood J, Robinson R. Dominant white spotting in the chinese hamster. Journal of Heredity. 1987; 78: 280-281

Kuhnen G. The effect of cage size and enrichment on core temperature and febrile response of the golden hamster. Lab Anim. 1999; 33: 221-227

Life Sciences Foundation. Special issue: global biotech. Winter 2015

Liss C et al (eds). Comfortable quarters for laboratory animals. Animal Welfare Institute. 2015

Meeham CL, Mench JA. The challenge of challenge: can problem solving opportunities enhance animal welfare? Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 2007; 102: 246-261

Meier H, Yerganian G. Spontaneous diabetes mellitus in the Chinese hamster (Cricetulus griseus). II. Findings in the offspring of diabetic parents. Diabetes. 1961; 10: 12-18.

Meier H, Yerganian G. Spontaneous hereditary diabetes mellitus in the Chinese hamster (Cricetulus griseus). III. Maintenance of a diabetic hamster colony with the aid of hypoglycemic therapy. Diabetes. 1961; 10: 19-21.

Milne Edwards A. Observations sur quelques mammiferes du nord de la Chine. Ann Sci Nat. (1867); 5(7): 376

Orcutt, C. Common hamster diseases and treatment. Proceeding of the North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) from 2005; 1358-1360 

Pallas S. Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Rußischen Reichs. 1773

Pisu MC, Andolfatto A & Veronesi MC. Pyometra in a six-month-old nulliparous golden hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) treated with aglepristone. Veterinary Quarterly. 2012; 32:3-4, 179-181

Prato Previde E, Poll MD. Social Learning in the Golden Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus). Journal of Comparative Psychology. 1996; 110(2): 203-208

Sharma RD, Raghuram TC, Rao NS. Effect of fenugreek seeds on blood glucose and serum lipids in type I diabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 1990; 44(4):301-6.

Skirrow M, Rysan M. Observations on the social behaviour of the chinese hamster cricetulus griseus.Can J Zool. 1976; 54: 361-368

Thompson R. The water consumption and drinking habits of a few species and strains of laboratory animals. J Inst Anim Tech. 1971; 22: 29-36

Veillette M, Reebs SG. Preference of Syrian hasmters to nest in old versus new bedding. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 2010; 125: 189-194

Veneema AH. Early life stress, the development of aggression and neuroendocrineand neurobiological correlates: What can we learn from animal models? Neuroendocrinology. 2009; 30: 497–518

Weringer EJ, Arquilla ER. Wound healing in normal and diabetic Chinese hamsters. Diabetologia. 1981; 21: 394-401

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