Rodents

Rodents

by Committee on Rodents, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309049369

ISBN-13: 9780309049368

Pub. Date: 08/19/1996

Publisher: National Academies Press

In the 15 years since the last Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources report on the general management of rodents was published, important advances in biomedical research and increased public awareness have created a new environment for animal research. Modern technology-such as insertion of functional genes from other species into mice or rats, elimination of a

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Overview

In the 15 years since the last Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources report on the general management of rodents was published, important advances in biomedical research and increased public awareness have created a new environment for animal research. Modern technology-such as insertion of functional genes from other species into mice or rats, elimination of a single selected gene or function in mice, and the re-creation of elements of the human immune system in mice-has greatly expanded the usefulness of rodents in drug development and as models of human diseases. The technologic requirements of such advanced systems have led to improved understanding and implementation of environmental requirements for the care and use of rodents in research. The intent of this report is to provide current information to laboratory animal scientists (including both animal-care technicians and veterinarians), investigators, research technicians, and administrators on general elements of rodent care and use that should be considered both for optimal design and conduct of research and to meet current standards of care and use.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309049368
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
08/19/1996
Series:
Laboratory Animal Management: A Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
180
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1Laboratory Animals and Public Perspective1
2Responsibilities of Animal Care and Use Committees6
3Criteria for Selecting Experimental Animals16
4Genetic Management of Breeding Colonies35
5Husbandry44
6Veterinary Care85
7Facilities114
8Rodents that Require Special Consideration122
AppendixSources of Information on Importing Rodents159
Index161

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