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Laboratory animals, including rabbits, play an important role in biomedical research and advances. The humane care and management of these animals is an ongoing concern. This guide was created especially for individuals performing research with rabbits whose duties include animal facility management, animal husbandry, regulatory compliance, and technical procedures involved with their research. Basic information and common procedures are presented in detail.
References to alternative procedures & methods, illustrates concepts & procedures with 47 figures, etc.
Important Biological Features Introduction Breeds Behavior Anatomic and Physiologic Features Normative Values Husbandry Housing Environmental Conditions Environmental Enrichment Nutrition Sanitation Transportation Record Keeping Management Regulatory Agencies and Compliance Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Occupational Health and Zoonotic Diseases Veterinary Care Basic Veterinary Supplies Physical Examination of the Rabbit Quarantine Common Clinical Problems Treatment of Disease Disease Prevention through Sanitation Anesthesia and Analgesia Aseptic Surgery Postsurgical Management Euthanasia Experimental Methodology Restraint Sampling Techniques Compound Administration Techniques Polyclonal Antibody Production Safety Testing Procedures Necropsy Resources Organizations Publications Electronic Resources Rabbits Feed Equipment Bibliography