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Use of the Phadebas amylase test to assess the presence of rodent saliva

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Figure 1: The steps to complete the Phadebas press test.
Figure 2: Results of the urine assessment.
Figure 3: Results of the saliva assessment.

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Prakash, A., Lewis, S. & Hickman, D. Use of the Phadebas amylase test to assess the presence of rodent saliva. Lab Anim 45, 433–434 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/laban.1134

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