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The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory Animals, Volume 1: Terrestrial Vertebrates

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

Series: UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory Animals Volume: 1

Edited By: Trevor Poole

840 pages, 233 illus

Wiley-Blackwell

Hardback | Dec 1999 | Edition: 7 | #97716 | ISBN: 0632051310
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About this book

Covers: The Laboratory Animal; Animal Units; and Species kept in a Laboratory.


Contents

Part 1: The Laboratory Animal Defining laboratory animals; Environmental enrichment for vertebrates; Training laboratory animals; Animal production and breeding methods; Nutrition and feeding; Introduction to laboratory animal genetics. Part 2: Animal Units The Animal House: design, equipment and environmental control; The Tropical Animal House; Safety and Hygiene; Transporting Animals. Part 3: Species Kept in The Laboratory Mammals: The Laboratory Opossum (monodelphis domestica); Australian Marsupials; Tree shrews; Bats. Rodentia: Introduction to Rodents; Wild Rats and Mice; the Laboratory Mouse; the Laboratory Rat; Voles; the Laboratory Gerbil; Hamsters; the Guinea-pig. Lagomorpha: The European Wild Rabbit; the Laboratory Rabbit. Carnivora: The Ferret; the Dog; the Domestic Cat. Ungulates: Pigs and Minipigs; Sheep and Goats; Cattle; the Horse. Non-human primates: Introduction to Primates; Prosimians; Marmosets and Tamarins; Owl monkeys; Squirrel monkeys; Capuchin monkeys; Old world monkeys; Breeding Macaques in source countries; Chimpanzees. Birds: Introduction to Birds; European Wild Birds; the Domestic Fowl; the Japanese Quail; Doves and Pigeons; the Zebra Finch. Reptiles: Terrestrial Reptiles (Lizards, Snakes and Tortoises); References; Index

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