The Laboratory Rat

Edited by

  • Mark Suckow, Executive Director, Research Animal Resource, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA
  • Steven Weisbroth, AnMed/Biosafe Inc., Rockville, MD, U.S.A.
  • Craig Franklin, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, U.S.A.

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.
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Veterinary and medical students, graduate and post-doctorate students and researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research


Book information

  • Published: December 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-074903-4


"The new edition continues the tradition of being one of the best references for laboratory animal veterinarians, graduate and post-graduate students, and researchers with interest in the biology, breeding, care, use, and diseases of the laboratory rat. The veterinary pathologist engaged in laboratory animal diagnostics, biomedical research, or toxicologic testing will find chapters on clinical pathology, infections, parasitic disease, neoplastic disease, metabolic and miscellaneous disease, gerontology and age-associated lesions, and models of disease to be quick aids on significant issues without having to resort to more narrow but more in-depth alternative pathology references...the second edition is worthy of its predecessor and remains probably the best all-around reference for the laboratory rat." - Dr. J. T. Yarrington, Vet Path Services, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, U.S.A. "The purpose is to serve as a resource for those using rats in research and those charged with the care of laboratory rats. This book is greatly needed and meets the college's objectives...This book is an important resource for biomedical researchers and those involved in the care of the labroatory rat...the strengths on this [edition] are its broad contemproary coverage, strong referencing and excellent index. This second edition has been eagerly awaited because of major developments in the field since the first edition 26 years ago." - DOODY'S

Table of Contents

Anesthesia and SurgeryAssisted ReproductionBacterial and Mycotic DiseaseBehavior and Behavioral AnalysisCardiovascular ResearchEmbryology and TeratologyEuthanasia and NecropsyExperimental Modeling and Research MethodologyGerontology and Age-Associated LesionsGnotobiologyHealth SurveillanceHematology and Clinical BiochemistryHistorical FoundationsHousing and EnvironmentImmunologyLegal and Ethical PerspectivesMedical Management and Diagnostic approachesMetabolic, Traumatic and Miscellaneous DiseaseMorphophysiologyNeoplastic DiseaseNutritionOccupational HealthParasitic DiseaseReproduction and BreedingSpontaneous and Induced MutantsTaxonomyToxicologyTransgenics, Phenotyping and the Rat GenomeViral DiseaseWild and Black RatsWild and Miscellaneous "Rats"