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By Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem

A advisor to Laboratory Animal know-how is a compilation of studies of animal technicians with reference to laboratory animals in either study and breeding institutions. This ebook discusses universal laboratory species separately with regards to anatomy, replica, upkeep, equipment of dealing with, and identity. reviews at the universal ailments discovered on those species also are supplied. All facets of laboratory animal husbandry are thought of together with apparatus, SPF concepts, delivery, and legislations. this option additionally features a consultant to exam process and easy arithmetic part which could aid scholars with little adventure in both box. this article goals to supply an creation and consultant for the newbies and scholars of the career, in addition to an invaluable accomplished reference paintings for all these eager about animals.

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If nutritional studies are involved the fixed formula method is probably to be preferred as the introduction of an alternative ingredient, groundnut meal instead of soyabean meal for instance, could interfere with the experimental result. The level of nutrients supplied by fixed formula diets will vary however according to the composition of the ingredients which are affected by the geographical regions and climates in which they were grown. Some ingredients arrive at the mill ready ground to a coarse powder, soyabean meal fishmeal and middlings for example, while others, notably the cereals, are usually ground on site.

Application of the Cruelty to Animals Act Before deciding if a procedure comes within the scope of the Act it should be remembered that the Act not only protects animals against unnecessary cruelty, but also protects the experimenter; any licensee conducting experiments on animals as laid down in the 1876 Act cannot 34 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 be prosecuted under any other animal welfare act by any member of the general public. T o be within the Act a procedure must be all of the following: an experiment, calculated to cause pain on a living vertebrate animal (other than man).

The level of nutrients supplied by fixed formula diets will vary however according to the composition of the ingredients which are affected by the geographical regions and climates in which they were grown. Some ingredients arrive at the mill ready ground to a coarse powder, soyabean meal fishmeal and middlings for example, while others, notably the cereals, are usually ground on site. The bulk ingredients are weighed out, often automatically, and placed into the mixer which may have a capacity of several tonnes.

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