By Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem
A consultant to Laboratory Animal know-how is a compilation of reports of animal technicians in regards to laboratory animals in either learn and breeding institutions. This ebook discusses universal laboratory species separately as regards to anatomy, copy, upkeep, tools of dealing with, and identity. stories at the universal ailments stumbled on on those species also are supplied. All points of laboratory animal husbandry are thought of together with apparatus, SPF ideas, shipping, and legislation. this feature additionally contains a advisor to exam approach and simple arithmetic part that could support scholars with little adventure in both box. this article goals to supply an advent and advisor for the novices and scholars of the career, in addition to an invaluable complete reference paintings for all these fascinated by animals.
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The other licensees simply have to report that they have carried out conjoint experiments. In the case of an experiment where a person performs some surgery on an animal to be used by another licensee, the surgeon carrying out work under Certificate Β is regarded as the principal E X P E R I M E N T A L ANIMALS A N D T H E L A W 37 licensee. The licensee using the animal will be carrying out a conjoint experiment with the principal licensee, the surgeon. If the same animal is used for another experiment by another licensee using the same surgical preparation, that licensee will record his work as a separate experiment under Certificate A.
R e c o m m e n d e d containers for laboratory animals Cardboard Plastic Mice Rats Hamsters Gerbils Chicks Guinea-pigs Rabbits Ferrets Cats Dogs Primates (small) Primate ( > 2 5 kg) X X X X X X X X X Wood X Metal X X X X X X X X X X X 32 A GUIDE T O L A B O R A T O R Y ANIMAL T E C H N O L O G Y Documents authorising the acceptance of animals from abroad and their movement to licensed premises are obtained from the local Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Divisional Veterinary Office.
Some laboratory diets are commercially available coated with silicon dioxide which prevents the pellets sticking together should they be sterilised in an autoclave in the laboratory. A similar property may be imparted by dusting the pellets with powdered talc. A new presentation of diet has appeared on the market in recent years: the expanded or pasteurised diet. This has been autoclaved during manufacture and has an aerated structure resembling a hard sponge. The advantages claimed for this diet are a lower microbial load and economy in feeding in that less wastage occurs as the pellets are gnawed.