Capsaicin use in neonatal rats: Husbandry and welfare concerns

Karla R. Smith, Ronald A. Markle

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Capsaicin, the pungent chemical in hot peppers, is commonly used to induce long-lasting neural desensitization in neonatal rats. Although widely cited in the literature, few papers describe the clinical side-effects of this treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalLab Animal
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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