Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. Eugene Flaherty
Hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) were fed wheat soaked in either 1% NaCl, 1% NaHC03, or distilled water. Old adults consumed and assimilated significantly more sodium-treated wheat, but significantly less wheat which was not treated with sodium, on the basis of total wheat consumed, than did adults. The amount consumed and assimilated per gram body weight for each treatment did not differ significantly for adults; however, old adults consumed and assimilated significantly more wheat treated with sodium than with distilled water. Neither age class consumed significantly more water or voided significantly more urine when consuming the wheat treated with sodium, but the amount of sodium excreted in the urine was significantly greater.
Copyright 1977 Lawrence R. Williams
Williams, Lawrence R., "Effect of Sodium Treated Wheat on Cotton Rats" (1977). Master's Theses. 1692.