Boorman's Pathology of the Rat

Reference and Atlas

Formerly titled Pathology of the Fischer Rat, Boorman’s Pathology of the Rat 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, 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, 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, 704 Pages

Published: November 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-391448-4


  • Introduction
    Introduction to 1st Edition
    History of the Rat Strains
    Section I: Digestive System
    Section II: Liver and Exocrine Pancreas
    Section III: Urinary Tract
    Section IV: Nervous System and Special Sense Organs
    Section V: Musculoskeletal System
    Section VI: Integumentary System
    Section VII: Mammary Gland
    Section VIII: Respiratory Tract
    Section IX: Immune System
    Section X: Bone Marrow
    Section XI: Female Reproductive Tract
    Section XII: Male Reproductive System
    Section XIII: Circulatory System
    Section IIV: Endocrine System
    Section IX: Historical Data


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