Area 4b Health Report


Nomenclature BN/RijHsdArc
Product code BN
Strain Description Inbred
Coat Colour Brown (abChi):
MHC Haplotype RT1n
  • Hydronephrosis and hydroureter common.
  • Endocardial disease in older animals.
  • High incidence of urinary bladder and ureteral carcinomas in old males.
  • Moderate incidence of pituitary adenomas in older animals
  • Immunologic model as the strain is unique in its expression of the high lgE – responder phenotype.
  • Resistant to experimental allergic encephalomyelitis.
  • Resistant to induction of autologous immune complex glomerulonephritis