Guinea Pig Cavia porcellus. Biology and Anatomy. Origin. Cavia porcellus – domesticated Cavia aperia – wild Wild – Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay Also known as Cavies Domesticated 16 th century – England. Uses of Guinea Pigs. Pets Scientific research Food.
Biology and Anatomy
A recipe for fried Guinea Pig
Fried Guinea Pig (Ayacucho-style)
1 guinea pig, de-haired, gutted, and cleaned
1/2 c. flour
1/4 - 1/2 t. ground cumin salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 c. oil
Pat dry the skin of the guinea pig and rub in
the cumin, salt, and pepper. Preheat oil. Dust
the carcass with the flour and place it on its
back in the oil, turning to cook both sides.
Alternately, the guinea pig can be cut and fried
Serve with boiled potato or boiled manioc
root, and a salad of cut tomatoes and slivered
onion bathed in lime juice and a bit of salt.
“Have some Pisco in hand”
Uncle Skeeter around 1530, when Pizarro conquered Peru. The rodents were used for food and religious sacrifices.
C7 T13-14 L6 S2-3 Cy4-6
2(I 1/1 C 0/0 PM 1/1 M 3/3) = 20
a placenta in which the chorionic villi are arranged in a circular plate as in human and rodent placentae.
a type of placenta in which all maternal layers are lost so that fetal tissue is in contact with frank maternal blood, as occurs in insectivores, rodents, rabbits and most primates.
Hey doc, can’t you at
least wear a glove?
LABORATORY ANIMAL MEDICINE AND SCIENCE -SERIES II
Biology and Use in Research
L. J. Tambrallo, DVM, MS
R. E. Fish, DVM, PhD
Office of Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Missouri