Boorman's Pathology of the Rat

Reference and Atlas

Formerly Pathology of the Fischer Rat, this publication continues to be the most comprehensive pathology reference and standard on rat strains. A vital resource for researchers across science and medicine using rat models in the laboratory setting, Boorman’s Pathology of the Rat offers an added emphasis on the Sprague-Dawley and Wistar rat strains, in line with current research across academia,k government and industry. In addition the book provides standard diagnostic criteria, basic content on histology, histological changes that result from drug toxicity and neoplasm, pathology terminology, and four color photographs from the NTP archive and database. With updated references and photographs, as well as, coverage of all rat strains, Boorman’s Pathology of the Rat is the standard in the field, invaluable to toxicologists, biologists, and other scientists engaged in regulatory toxicology who must make the transition from pathology results to promulgation of meaningful regulations.


Veterinary pathologists, toxicologists, toxicologic pathologists, and laboratory animal researchers using the rat model in laboratories across academia, in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and at regulatory agencies.

Hardbound, 688 Pages

Published: October 2014

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-391448-4


  • Introduction. The History of the Fischer 344 Rat. Oral Cavity, Esophagus, and Stomach. Salivary Glands. Small and Large Intestine. Peritoneum, Retroperitoneum, Mesentery, and Abdominal Cavity. Liver. Exocrine Pancreas. UrinaryBladder, Ureter, and Urethra. Kidney. Brain. Spinal Cord and Peripheral Nerves. Skeletal Muscle. Bones, Joints, and Synovia. Ear and Pinna. Eye and Associated Glands. Skin and Subcutis. Specialized Sebaceous Glands. Mammary Gland. Nose, Larynx, and Trachea. Lung. Spleen, Lymph Nodes, and Thymus. Bone Marrow. Testis and Epididymis. Male Accessory Sex Glands, Penis, and Scrotum. Ovary. Oviduct, Uterus, and Vagina. Heart. Blood and Lymphatic Vessels. Pituitary Gland. Adrenal Gland. Thyroid Gland. ParathyroidGland. Endocrine Pancreas. Tumor Incidences in Fischer 344 Rats: NTP Historical Data. Index.


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