Date of Award
Zola J. Drain
Sarah N. Thomas
Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of this research is to determine effects of amaranth grain of the body weight and organ weight of the Mongolian gerbil. The literature research indicates that amaranth results in physiological changes that appear to be species-specific rather than general. Since the gerbil is a granivorous animal, it is hypothesized that amaranth will be completely digested and that its nutritional quality will maintain normal to increased growth. While the results of this study cannot be applied to other animals, information has been gained with regard to the influence of amaranth grain on the Mongolian gerbil.
Montgomery- Conway, Rhoshonda, "How Amaranth Grain Affects Total Body Weight and Major Organ Weight in the Mongolian Gerbil" (1994). McCabe Thesis Collection. 12.