Table of Contents

Criteria for selecting experimental animals.
Genetic factors.
Biologic factors.
Behavioral factors.
Hazards.
Husbandry.
Housing.
Exercise and environmental enrichment.
Food.
Water.
Bedding and resting apparatuses.
Sanitation.
Identification and records.
Emergency, weekend and holiday care.
Transportation.
Management of breeding colonies.
Reproduction.
Neonatal care.
Reproductive problems.
Special nutritional requirements.
Vaccination and deworming.
Socialization of pups.
Record keeping.
Veterinary care.
Procurement.
Control of infectious diseases.
Control of parasitic diseases.
Recognition and alleviation of pain and distress.
Surgery and postsurgical care.
Euthanasia.
Special considerations.
Protocol review.
Restraint.
Special care for animal models.
Aging.
Cardiovascular disease.
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Endocrinologic diseases.
Hematologic diseases.
Immunologic diseases.
Lysosomal storage diseases.
Muscular dystrophy.
Neurologic disorders.
Ophthalmologic disorders.
Orthopedic disorders.
Radiation injury.
Gene therapy.