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Abstract

Swine are a frequent species of choice for testing new surgical procedures and for transplantation studies. However, information concerning best practice to prepare pigs for surgery and postoperative treatment and monitoring is limited, despite a perception that preoperative socialization is...

Author(s)
Nicholls, S. M.; Mitchard, L. K.; Murrell, J. C.; Dick, A. D.; Bailey, M.
Publisher
Royal Society of Medicine Press Limited, London, UK
Citation
Laboratory Animals, 2012, 46, 1, pp 59-64
Abstract

Current husbandry and care guidelines for laboratory animals recommend social housing for nonhuman primates and all other social species. However, not all individuals of a social species are compatible, which can lead to psychosocial stress on certain members. Because stress affects immune...

Author(s)
Scott, M. R. van; Reece, S. P.; Olmstead, S.; Wardle, R.; Rosenbaum, M. D.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2013, 52, 2, pp 157-164