Figure 6. Relative liver mass percentage of mice housed on softwood or hardwood bedding. Marked values indicate significantly higher liver mass as compared to cellulose group (
Adapted from Odynets et al. 1991.
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Effects of Softwoods on Respiratory Physiology and Function
Effects of Softwoods on Liver Physiology and Function
Additional Harmful Chemicals in Softwoods
Alternative Beddings for Companion Animals
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