The Laboratory Rat

2nd Edition

Editors: Mark Suckow Steven Weisbroth Craig Franklin
Print ISBN: 9780123885449
eBook ISBN: 9780080454320
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 7th December 2005
Page Count: 928
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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.

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 Gnotobiology Health Surveillance Hematology and Clinical Biochemistry Historical Foundations Housing and Environment Immunology Legal and Ethical Perspectives Medical Management and Diagnostic approaches Metabolic, Traumatic and Miscellaneous Disease Morphophysiology Neoplastic Disease Nutrition Occupational Health Parasitic Disease Reproduction and Breeding Spontaneous and Induced Mutants Taxonomy Toxicology Transgenics, Phenotyping and the Rat Genome Viral Disease Wild and Black Rats Wild and Miscellaneous "Rats"


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About the Editor

Mark Suckow

Director, Research Animal Resource, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, Research Animal Resource, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

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.


"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