The Laboratory Rat

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Mark A. Suckow, Steven H. Weisbroth, Craig L. Franklin
Elsevier, 2005 M12 20 - 928 pages
The Laboratory Rat, Second Edition features updated information on a variety of topics including: rat genetics and genomics, both spontaneous and induced disease; state-of-the-art technology for housing and husbandry; occupational health, and experimental models. A premier source of information on the laboratory rat that will be of interest to veterinary and medical students, senior graduate, graduate students, post-docs and researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research.
  • At least 50% new information than first edition
  • Includes topics on rat genetics and genomics, occupational health, and experimental models
  • The premier source of information on the laboratory rat

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Contents

18 Experimental Modeling and Research Methodology
587
19 Anesthesia and Analgesia
627
20 Euthanasia and Necropsy
665
21 Integrating Biology with Rat Genomic Tools
679
22 Gnotobiotics
693
23 Spontaneous Surgically and Chemically Induced Models of Disease
711
24 The Nude Rat
733
25 Gerontology and AgeAssociated Lesions
761

10 Housing and Environment
303
11 Bacterial Mycoplasmal and Mycotic Infections
339
12 Viral Disease
423
13 Parasitic Diseases
453
14 Neoplastic Disease
479
15 Metabolic Traumatic and Miscellaneous Diseases
513
16 Medical Management and Diagnostic Approaches
547
17 Occupational Health and Safety
565
26 Cardiovascular Research
773
27 Toxicology
803
28 Embryology and Teratology
817
29 Immunology
847
30 Wild and Black Rats
865
Appendix 1 Selected Normative Data
883
Index
885
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Mark A. Suckow, DVM, DACLAM, is the Associate Vice President for Research, Attending Veterinarian, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is on the council on Accreditation at the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. Dr. Suckow has 25 years of experience with IACUC organization and regulatory compliance, laboratory animal medicine, research with a variety of animal models, and animal facility design and management. He is the previous editor of laboratory animal publications with CRC Press and AP/Elsevier, including Principles of Animal Research, Research Regulatory Compliance and The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster and Other Rodents

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