The Laboratory Rat / Edition 1

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Overview

Laboratory animals, including rats, 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 laboratory rats 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.

Incl. suggestions in the humane care/use; alternative procedures; sources/suppliers of feed, sanitation, cages etc

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Keeping laboratory animals frisky is good science as well as humane. This concise reference on domesticated biology, husbandry, veterinary care, and experimental methodology should be especially valuable to researchers and caretakers at new and smaller research programs. Includes traditional and electronic resources on lab animal vendors, care and science; an extensive bibliography; and pages for notes. Plastic comb binding. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849325656
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/1998
  • Series: Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series
  • Edition description: SPIRAL
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Important Biological Features
Introduction
Nomenclature
Behavior
Anatomical and Physiologic Features
Hematology and Clinical Chemistry
Reproduction
Husbandry
Housing
Environmental Enrichment
Nutrition
Sanitation
Transportation
Quality Control
Identification and Records
Management
Regulatory Agencies and Compliance
Voluntary Accreditation
Occupational Health and Zoonotic Diseases
Veterinary Care
Physical Examination
Diagnostic Imaging
Diseases of Laboratory Rats
Bacterial Diseases
Viral Diseases
Parasitic Disease
Neoplastic Disease
Age-Related Lesions and Miscellaneous Conditions
Other Disease Conditions
Disease Treatment and Control
Prevention of Infectious Disease
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Aseptic Surgery
Preoperative Issues
Operative Issues
Postoperative Issues
Euthanasia
Experimental Methodology
Restraint
Sampling Techniques
Compound Administration
Other Techniques
Common Research Uses
Other Rats Used in Research
Necropsy
Resources
Organizations
Publications
Electronic Resources
Vendors
References

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