The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition

By Patrick Sharp, Jason S. Villano

© 2013 – CRC Press

399 pages | 112 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781439829868
pub: 2012-12-11
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About the Book

Rats have long been recognized as a valuable biomedical research model, notably in the investigation of aging, toxicology, addiction, and common human diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. In many instances, individuals conducting such research studies are charged with important responsibilities, including animal facility management, animal husbandry, veterinary care, regulatory compliance, and various experimental methodologies. With the advent of genetic manipulations and biomedical research technological advances such as bioimaging, the versatility and usefulness of the rat as an animal model has soared.

The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition captures the multiple advances in this important animal model’s husbandry, veterinary care, and experimental methodology. This edition features augmented, expanded, and novel information on biology, anesthesia, analgesia, and experimental techniques benefiting personnel working with rats—from the animal care staff to the researcher and everyone in between. The book is also extremely useful to institutional animal care and use program supporters and elements, including animal care and use committees, institutional officials, occupational health and safety professionals, veterinary technicians, and veterinarians.

Table of Contents

Important Biological Features

Introduction

Nomenclature

Behavior

Anatomical and Physiological Features

Hematology and Clinical Chemistry

Reproduction

Husbandry

Housing

Environmental Enrichment

Nutrition

Sanitation and Sanitation Monitoring

Transportation

Quality Control

Identification and Records

Management

Overview

Select Regulatory Agencies and Compliance

Voluntary Accreditation

Occupational Health/Zoonotic Diseases

Veterinary Care

Clinical History

Physical Examination

Diagnostic Imaging

Diseases of Rats

Disease Prevention, Treatment, and Control

Detecting and Preventing Infectious Disease

Anesthesia and Analgesia

Aseptic Surgery

Euthanasia

Necropsy

Experimental Methodology

Restraint

Sampling Techniques

Compound Administration

Other Techniques

Common Research Uses of Rats

Other Rats Used in Research

Resources

Organizations

Publications

Electronic Resources

Equipment and Facilities Meetings

Technical Education

Vendors

Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratories

Research Support

Sanitation Supplies

Transportation

Veterinary and Surgical Supplies

About the Series

Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED096000
MEDICAL / Toxicology
MED106000
MEDICAL / Research
SCI089000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience