Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Second Edition

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Second Edition

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The second edition of an international bestseller, this book provides veterinary specialists as well as veterinary and biomedical researchers with detailed information about laboratory animal genetics, diseases, health monitoring, nutrition, and environmental impact on animal experiments. Completely revised and updated, Volume I now contains expanded coverage of topics such as procedures in genetic engineering, surgical techniques, and humane endpoints and the treatment of pain and suffering in laboratory animals. It includes a new, streamlined chapter that combines the review of alternative techniques to animal experimentation such as the use of isolated organs, cell cultures, and computer simulations.Figure 9.2 Diagram of the a€œtraffic lightaquot; system for controlling the foundation stock (FS) and multiplication colonies of an inbred strain. ... and any surplus stock can be transferred to the multiplication colony in breeding cages with a white label. ... Inbred mice and rats are usually maintained as permanently mated monogamous pairs, and the minimum-sized breeding ... Detailed records on each breeding pair should be maintained, as well as a pedigree chart showing the relationshipanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Second Edition
Author:Jann Hau, Steven J. Schapiro
Publisher:CRC Press - 2002-10-28


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