Technical note Communication: Case report of alopecia in rats fed a high-fat diet containing fish oil
In a study on the effects of dietary fats on lipid metabolism, male rats were fed semipurified, lowor high-fat diets containing either corn oil or fish oil. Rats fed the high-fat diets showed significantly higher degrees of fur greasiness than rats fed the low-fat diets. The rats fed the high-fat diet rich in fish-oil, but not those fed corn oil, also showed extensive loss of hairs. The diets were in meal form and were offered in stainless steel mangers. that were Visited by the animals. This case report
would indicate that rats should be prevented from entering food hoppers when powdered, high-fat diets are used.