This new edition--a must for all researchers who use these lab animals-- provides practical suggestions for breeding, keeping, and identifying pathogen-free laboratory rodents. It contains three informative sections. The first, Principles of Rodent Disease Prevention, summarizes methods for eliminating infectious agents. It offers information on pathogen terminology; pathogen status of rodents; and breeding, transporting, isolating, testing, and diagnosing rodents. The second section, Individual Disease Agents and Their Effects on Research, describes the diagnosis and control of each infectious agent, and the last section, Diagnostic Indexes: Clinical Signs, Pathology, and Research Complications, contains informative tables covering all the diseases listed in the volume, arranged to help in the diagnosis of infected animals.
Table of Contents
|I. Principles of Rodent Disease Prevention||1-2|
|1. Objectives, Terminology, and Overview of Pathogen Status||3-12|
|2. Breeding, Transportation, and Use of Pathogen-Free Rodents||13-16|
|3. Barrier Programs||17-20|
|4. Health Surveillance Programs||21-28|
|II. Individual Disease Agents and Their Effects on Research||29-30|
|6. Respiratory System||33-84|
|7. Digestive System||85-163|
|8. Skin and Joints||164-197|
|9. Hemopoietic System||198-221|
|10. Central Nervous System||222-230|
|11. Genitourinary System||231-235|
|12. Multiple Systems||236-256|
|III. Indexes to Diagnosis and Research Complications of Infectious Agents||257-258|
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