Table of Contents

General comments.
The need.
Users of amphibians.
Laboratory-defined amphibians.
Classification and description of amphibians commonly used for laboratory research.
Phylogeny and classification.
Description of species commonly used in laboratory research.
Definition and description of experimental amphibians.
Definition.
Description of laboratory-reared and laboratory-bred amphibians.
Sources.
Selection.
Dealer care.
Ordering, shipping, and receiving.
Legal aspects.
Physical facilities.
Relation to natural habitat.
The amphibian quarters.
Environmental control.
Enclosures.
Embryos: fertilization through initiation of feeding.
Larvae.
Juveniles.
Adult enclosures (evaluation criteria).
Hibernation quarters.
Enclosure designs.
Amphibian management and laboratory care.
General comments.
Anurans.
Urodela.
Breeding.
Anurans.
Urodeles.
Records and information control.
Identification of individuals.
Amphibian medicine.
General comments.
Bacterial diseases.
Viral diseases.
Parasitic diseases.
Mycotic diseases.
Euthanasia and anesthesia.
Personnel.
General comments.
Safety hazards.