The task of putting together the Breeding Guide could not have been accomplished alone. It is said that, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Where the Breeding Guide is concerned, we feel it takes a community to write a breeding guide.

Special thanks go to Kristin Johnson as not only the webmaster for all of the Rat Guide, but also a constant source of support (and working links) and to Karen Grant who is truly the heart and brain of the Rat Guide.

-Joanne “Bella” Hodges

The following people have contributed to the Breeding Guide:

Article Assistance :
Val Tiley (Arkanthis) Florida RMCA: “Lactation and Milk,” “Fertility and Litter Loss”
Elisabeth Brooks, Spoiled Ratten Rattery: “Choosing Health,” “Appearance and Genes”
Melissa “Ratski” Pandajis: “Labor Emergencies”
Amy Epperly, Phoenix Gate Rattery: “Female Reproductive System,” “Male Reproductive System”

Proof Reading:
Val Tiley (Arkanthis)
Melissa “Ratski” Pandajis
Leann Boardman Rattie Rascals Rattery
Elisabeth Brooks: Spoiled Ratten Rattery
J. Sousa

Photo/Case History Contributions:
Elisabeth Brooks: Spoiled Ratten Rattery
Kelly Walsh
Amanda Barber: Shadowbrook Rattery
Brittany Huddleston: Ratsicles Rattery
Dayna Delnay Silver Fuzz Rattery

Special Permissions:
Duke University Center for In Vivo Microscopy Durham, NC: “3-D Rat Embryo Animation”


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