By Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem
A advisor to Laboratory Animal expertise is a compilation of reviews of animal technicians in regards to laboratory animals in either examine and breeding institutions. This booklet discusses universal laboratory species separately with regards to anatomy, replica, upkeep, tools of dealing with, and identity. experiences at the universal illnesses discovered on those species also are supplied. All points of laboratory animal husbandry are thought of together with apparatus, SPF ideas, shipping, and legislation. this feature additionally features a consultant to exam procedure and uncomplicated arithmetic part which can support scholars with little adventure in both box. this article goals to supply an creation and advisor for the rookies and scholars of the career, in addition to an invaluable accomplished reference paintings for all these fascinated with animals.
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The Transit of Animals (General) Order 1973 provides general measures intended to safeguard the welfare of animals during their carriage by sea, air, road and rail. The act prohibits the carriage of animals which are likely to give birth in transit. There are also provisions for the humane destruction of animals which are seriously injured during the journey. For further information covering the legal aspects of the transport of laboratory animals consult the list at the end of this chapter. 1).
Water bottles should not be attached to boxes because movement will cause them to leak. Sliced apples, root vegetables or a wet mash will provide some moisture for long journeys; dry pelleted diet may be given in addition to fruit and vegetables. Density Animals should be packed with plenty of room for adequate movement and air circulation. Labels Labels must be firmly fixed to boxes and should contain the following minimum information: 1 2 3 4 5 Consignor's name, address and telephone number Consignee's name, address and telephone number A prominent 'LIVE ANIMALS' label A T H I S WAY UP' label Name of consignee's railway station or airport from which they are to be collected.
Chloroform may cause sterility in mouse colonies and should therefore never be used in the animal room. It is also toxic and should only be used in well ventilated rooms. An overdose of barbiturates may be used for most animals but very large amounts would be required for the larger farm species. g. Euthatal, Anasleep Forte, Sagatal, Nembutal. The lethal dose of a barbiturate is three times the anaesthetic dose. One source quotes a lethal dose of 100 m g / k g which gives a good safety margin. Administration by the intravenous route is the most suitable though the intraperitoneal and intracardiac routes may be used.