Wistar WU Rat

Breeding Location

Wistar WU Rat Details

USA, at the beginning of 19th century. To Glaxo-Lab in 1927, continued as inbred. To Nederlands-Instituut voor Volksfoending in 1933, to Unilever, Vlaardingen in 1941 and Institut Centraale Proefdierenbedrijf TNO in 1958. Caesarean rederived in 1963. As an outbred to SAVO, Kißlegg in 1975. Caesarean rederived at Charles River Laboratories in 1987.

Coat Color
White (albino)
Strain Code
Ideal For
General multipurpose model, toxicology, safety and efficacy testing, aging

Wistar WU Rat Germany 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.