Miniature Pig

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Title: Miniature Pig
Description: An experimental miniature pig. The experimental animal is being held in place by rubber-tube covered arms in a laboratory setting. Some cans are visible on shelves behind the animal. The miniature pig has an unusually thick placenta that prevents sow's immune system from influencing that of offspring. Raised in a sterile environment, such piglets are vital in providing clues as to how the immune system develops.
Topics/Categories: Animals
Locations -- Clinic/Hospital
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Linda Bartlett (Photographer)
AV Number: AV-8000-0271
Date Created: 1980
Date Added: January 1, 2001
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.