Fischer 344 Rat

Fischer 344 Rat
Breeding Location

Fischer 344 Rat Details

From mating #344 of rats purchased from a local breeder (Fischer). The colony was originated by M. R. Curtis, Columbia University in 1920. To the Germ-Free Animal Laboratory at CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France from the Lobund Institute, University of Notre-Dame, South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A. Subsequently introduced to Charles River France in 1970 as an axenic colony.

Coat Color
White (albino)

Strain Code

Ideal For
General multipurpose model, aging, safety and efficacy testing, surgical model, oncology, nutrition

Fischer 344 Rat Italy Growth Chart

Growth chart data should be used as a guideline only.
The shaded areas on each chart are the mean weight plus or minus one standard deviation at a given age averaged across all production facilities. This represents approximately 67% of the population, with the remaining 33% falling outside of this weight range.