The Laboratory Rat

The Laboratory Rat

2nd Edition - November 28, 2005

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  • Editors: Mark Suckow, Steven Weisbroth, Craig Franklin
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120749034
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454320

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The Laboratory Rat, 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.

Key Features

  • At least 50% new information than first edition
  • Includes topics on rat genetics and genomics, occupational health, and experimental models
  • The premier source of information on the laboratory rat


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

Table of Contents

  • Anesthesia and Surgery
    Assisted Reproduction
    Bacterial and Mycotic Disease
    Behavior and Behavioral Analysis
    Cardiovascular Research
    Embryology and Teratology
    Euthanasia and Necropsy
    Experimental Modeling and Research Methodology
    Gerontology and Age-Associated Lesions
    Health Surveillance
    Hematology and Clinical Biochemistry
    Historical Foundations
    Housing and Environment
    Legal and Ethical Perspectives
    Medical Management and Diagnostic approaches
    Metabolic, Traumatic and Miscellaneous Disease
    Neoplastic Disease
    Occupational Health
    Parasitic Disease
    Reproduction and Breeding
    Spontaneous and Induced Mutants
    Transgenics, Phenotyping and the Rat Genome
    Viral Disease
    Wild and Black Rats
    Wild and Miscellaneous "Rats"

Product details

  • No. of pages: 928
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2005
  • Published: November 28, 2005
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780120749034
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080454320

About the Editors

Mark Suckow

Mark A. Suckow, DVM, DACLAM, is the Associate Vice President for Research, Attending Veterinarian, and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He is on the council on Accreditation at the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. Dr. Suckow has 25 years of experience with IACUC organization and regulatory compliance, laboratory animal medicine, research with a variety of animal models, and animal facility design and management. He is the previous editor of laboratory animal publications with CRC Press and AP/Elsevier, including Principles of Animal Research, Research Regulatory Compliance and The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster and Other Rodents

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Vice President for Research, Attending Veterinarian, Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Steven Weisbroth

Affiliations and Expertise

AnMed/Biosafe Inc., Rockville, MD, U.S.A.

Craig Franklin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, U.S.A.

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