Research Surgery and Care of the Research Animal

Research Surgery and Care of the Research Animal

Surgical Approaches to the Organ Systems

1st Edition - December 9, 1986

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  • Editors: William I. Gay, James E. Heavner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483259543

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Methods of Animal Experimentation, Volume VII: Research Surgery and Care of the Research Animal, Part B is a collection of papers that deals with methods used in animal experiments concerning surgical approaches to certain organ systems. This collection deals with surgery involving the respiratory, cardiovascular, skeletal, gastrointestinal, genital, and central nervous systems of the test animals. One paper describes the procedures to be followed in thoracic incisions, emphasizing the importance of access to airways and parenchymal resections. In explaining cardiovascular surgery, one paper details the specialized surgical equipment, anesthesia, blood flow, and post-operative care that the test animal needs. Another paper describes the procedures and techniques, as well as limb immobilization or total joint prostheses that should be followed in a surgery involving the skeletal system. One author also considers in detail both research surgeries of the male and female reproductive tracts. The paper on surgery involving the peripheral and central nervous system gives general techniques used in chronic studies of such system. Veterinarians, laboratory workers dealing with test animals, and researchers designing animal and medical experiments will find this book very informative.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword


    Chapter 1 Surgery of the Respiratory System

    I. Introduction

    II. Thoracic Incisions for Model Preparations

    III. Access to Airways and Parenchymal Resections

    IV. Models for Measurement of Lung Fluid and Protein Flux


    Chapter 2 Cardiovascular Surgery for Chronic Experimentation in Conscious Animals

    I. Introduction

    II. Hemodynamic Measurements

    III. Surgical Equipment and Instruments

    IV. Preoperative Care

    V. Anesthesia

    VI. Thoracic Surgery

    VII. Instrumentation of the Thoracic Cavity

    VIII. Dimensions

    IX. Blood Flow

    X. Abdominal Surgery

    XI. Surgical Techniques to Interrupt the Neural Control of the Cardiovascular System

    XII. Vascular Surgery

    XIII. Postoperative Care


    Chapter 3 Experimental Surgery of the Skeletal System

    I. Introduction

    II. Special Considerations in Species Selection

    III. Procedures and Techniques

    IV. General Postoperative Considerations

    V. Limb Immobilization: External Coaptation

    VI. Specific Animal Models

    VII. Total Joint Prostheses


    Chapter 4 The Gastrointestinal Tract

    I. Introduction

    II. Cannulas Used for Chronic Preparations

    III. Esophageal Preparation

    IV. Surgical Preparations for the Study of Gastric Function

    V. Preparations for the Study of Pancreatic Function

    VI. Preparations for the Study of Biliary Function

    VII. Intestinal Preparations

    VIII. Miscellaneous


    Chapter 5 Experimental Surgery of the Genital System

    I. Introduction

    II. Selection of Animal Models

    III. Technical Considerations in Genital Surgery

    IV. Research Surgery of the Male Reproductive Tract

    V. Research Surgery of the Female Reproductive Tract


    Chapter 6 Peripheral and Central Nervous System

    I. Introduction

    II. Peripheral Nervous System

    III. Central Nervous System



Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1986
  • Published: December 9, 1986
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483259543

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William I. Gay

James E. Heavner

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