Jim Laughlin wrote that he did not think that there were any animal
models for cadmium toxicity.
I may be missing the context of this discussion, but Friberg's CRC book (I
beleive that the title is "Cadmium in the Environment" presents detailed
discussions of rodent models for cadmium nephrotoxicity, which look to be a
pretty good model for the similar adverse effect in humans.
Alan Stern, Dr.P.H., D.A.B.T.