Research Surgery and Care of the Research Animal - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122780080, 9781483259543

Research Surgery and Care of the Research Animal

1st Edition

Surgical Approaches to the Organ Systems

Editors: William I. Gay James E. Heavner
eBook ISBN: 9781483259543
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th December 1986
Page Count: 280
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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



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




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