By Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem
A advisor to Laboratory Animal know-how is a compilation of studies of animal technicians in regards to laboratory animals in either study and breeding institutions. This e-book discusses universal laboratory species separately with regards to anatomy, replica, upkeep, tools of dealing with, and identity. reviews at the universal illnesses came across on those species also are supplied. All elements of laboratory animal husbandry are thought of together with apparatus, SPF concepts, delivery, and legislation. this option additionally features a consultant to exam strategy and uncomplicated arithmetic part that may aid scholars with little adventure in both box. this article goals to supply an advent and advisor for the rookies and scholars of the occupation, in addition to an invaluable accomplished reference paintings for all these fascinated by animals.
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The first is the mechanical removal of organisms (cleaning) which, if done thoroughly, can remove 8 0 - 9 0 % of contamination. The traditional scrubbing and washing of equipment and rooms is an example and should in any case precede disinfection. The second method of disinfection is the application of wet heat in one of the following ways: (a) (b) (c) (d) Autoclave (low temperature cycle) 80°C (176°F) 100°C (212°F) Free steaming 100°C (212°F) Boiling 65+°C (150+°F) Hot water immersion for 10 min for 5 min for 5 min for 10 min The third method, application of chemicals, is probably the most used, misused and abused method.
5 . Aiming points when using a captive -bolt humane killer 48 A GUIDE T O L A B O R A T O R Y ANIMAL T E C H N O L O G Y - barbiturates. The preferred method for the cat. Dog - humane killer. 5). - barbiturates. The preferred method for the dog. Large animals including farm animals - humane killer. 5. With a large animal such as the cow, care must be taken to keep out of the way when it falls. Feeding and Nutrition 6 Wild animals can be classified according to the type of food they eat: herbivores eat vegetable material, carnivores eat flesh and omnivores eat a mixed diet.
5 - 3 . 0 μπι and the filters are usually made of fibreglass. Bedding Absorbent bedding materials such as sawdust, woodchips and peatmoss are acceptable for most species. Rabbits and guinea-pigs may require hay in addition to the bedding as food or for comfort during the journey. A GUIDE T O L A B O R A T O R Y ANIMAL T E C H N O L O G Y 30 Food and water All animals must be fed and watered before their departure - a dehydrated animal will suffer on a long journey. Water bottles should not be attached to boxes because movement will cause them to leak.
A Guide to Laboratory Animal Technology by Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem