The Laboratory Rat (Google eBook)

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Mark A. Suckow, Steven H. Weisbroth, Craig L. Franklin
Academic Press, Dec 20, 2005 - Science - 928 pages
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This 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

16 Medical Management and Diagnostic Approaches
547
17 Occupational Health and Safety
565
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

5Clinical Pathology of the Rat
127
6 Reproduction and Breeding
147
7 Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Genetic Modifications in Rats
165
8 Analysis of Behavior in Laboratory Rats
191
9 Nutrition
219
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
24 The Nude Rat
733
25 Gerontology and AgeAssociated Lesions
761
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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Suckow, Diplomate ACLAM Laboratory Animal Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.