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The Laboratory Rat


Author: Mark SuckowF.Claire HankensonRonald WilsonPatricia Foley

Publisher: Academic Press

Publish Date: 1st September 2019


Pages: 775

Language: English



The Laboratory Rat, Third Edition features updated information on a variety of topics, including rats as research models in alcoholism, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, neuroscience, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, biomaterials evaluation and infectious disease. As a premier source of information on the laboratory rat, this book will be of interest to veterinary and medical students, senior graduate students, post-docs and researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research.

Table of Contents

Background of the laboratory rat1. Historical Foundations2. Origins and Taxonomy3. Translational Potential of Rats in Research Biology and care4. Functional Anatomy and Physiology of the Rat5. Clinical Pathology6. Reproduction and Breeding7. Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Genetic Modification in Rats8. Behavior and Behavioral Analysis of Rats9. Nutrition10. Housing, Care, and Environment Clinical care and disease11. Medical Management and Diagnostic Approaches12. Bacterial, Mycoplasmal, and Mycotic Pathogens13. Viral Pathogens14. Parasites15. Neoplastic Disease16. Metabolic, Traumatic, and Miscellaneous Disease17. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Euthanasia18. Care for Surgical and Other Fragile Models Rats as research models19. General Experimental Techniques20. Integrating Biology with Rat Genomic Tools21. Gnotobiotics and the Microbiome22. Toxicology23. Embryology and Teratology24. Immunology25. Cardiovascular Research26. Alcoholism, and Substance Abuse Research27. Rat Models of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity28. Use of Rats in Neuroscience29. Rat Models of Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury30. Use of Rats in Regenerative Medicine Research31. Rat models of Infectious Disease