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Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
DOD Funding of Animal Cruelty 2005: Characterization of
Reproductive Toxicity of Depleted Uranium in Rats
Title: Characterization of Reproductive Toxicity of Depleted
Uranium in Rats
FY: 2005 Funding (in dollars): 125,000
Responsible Organization: AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB/WRIGHT
Primary Contact: See Responsible Organization Information
City: Wright-Patterson AFB
Keywords: LABORATORY ANIMALS DEPLETED URANIUM REPRODUCTIVE
STUDY DEVELOPMENTAL STUDY PELLET IMPLANTATION
Objective: To determine the effects of surgically implanted
depleted uranium (DU) pellets on adult rat reproductive success and
development across two successive generations.
Approach: Adult rats were surgically implanted with DU or
control of differing amounts and the P1 generation was then cross-mated
at 30d post surgical implantation. DU was collected from the animals to
determine the amount of DU excreted. Additionally, animals were
monitored for reproductive success, survival or body weigh gain through
surgical implantation day 90. Neurodevelopment and immune function
assessments were also conducted on F1 offspring
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been excluded from coverage by the Animal Welfare Act. Therefore research
facility reports do not include these animals. As a result of this
situation, a blank report, or one with few animals listed, does not mean
that a facility has not performed experiments on non-reportable animals. A
blank form does mean that the facility in question has not used covered
animals (primates, dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, pigs,
sheep, goats, etc.). Rats and mice alone are believed to comprise over 90%
of the animals used in experimentation. Therefore the majority of animals
used at research facilities are not even counted.