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Cover for Feeding and nutrition of laboratory rabbits.

This chapter discussed the nutrition and feeding of rabbits when used as a model for human nutrition and nutrional disorders, and other diseases, it also reviews the zoological features, digestive characteristics and nutrient and energy requirements as well the welfare of laboratory rabbits.

Author(s)
Fekete, S. G.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Asking animals an introduction to animal behaviour testing.

This book will give an introduction to the use (and perhaps misuse) of behaviour tests applied to animals. Through illustrative examples from a variety of species, the aim is to inspire the animal experimenter to think about what a given behavioural test can be used for and how the results can be...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book
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Cover for Ability to detect and distinguish.

This chapter presents experiments on animals such as chimpanzees, mice, cattle, dogs which helps explains how animals are able to detect and distinguish qualitative (colour) and quantitative (volume of liquid) stimuli and how they are able to assess their surroundings with a high degree of accuracy.

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Legislation, guidelines and ethical considerations.

In the this chapter discusses the ethical considerations associated with the scientific use of animals in behavioural tests, starting with the legislation put in place to ensure that animals are treated in an ethically defensible manner. It also highlights the authors' opinion on the use animal...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What is distress? A complex answer to a simple question.

The current conceptualizations of distress in animals, key considerations in conceptualizing distress, importance of clarifying our understanding of distress, and limitations of current research-based operational definitions of distress, and clarification on the meaning of homeostasis, stress, and...

Author(s)
McMillan, F. D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biosecurity in laboratory animal research facilities.

This chapter enumerates and presents pointers to be considered in implementing biosecurity in laboratory animal holding facilities, included in the factors to consider were: animal acquisition, maintaining biosecurity in the facility, health monitoring programme, biosecurity and animal research...

Author(s)
Chen, P. H.; Trundy, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The mental health of laboratory animals.

This chapter focused on the mental health of animals used in medical research. Most laboratory animals are kept in confinement for all or most of their lives. Their housing varies, from groups of nearly identical mice in rooms housing thousands of animals, to singly caged monkeys or pigs, to large...

Author(s)
Elkhoraibi, C.; Robinson-Junker, A.; Alvino, G.; Carbone, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Keynote Presentation: The importance of the welfare of research animals to maximise the quality of behavioural research: do we measure true behaviours?
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Cover for Nutrition experiments in pigs and poultry: a practical guide.

This book provides an invaluable resource for all animal and veterinary scientists designing, analyzing and interpreting results from nutrition and feed experiments in pigs and poultry. The emphasis throughout is on practical aspects of designing nutrition experiments. The book builds on the basics ...

Author(s)
Bedford, M. R.; Choct, M.; O'Neill, H. V. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647005)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The laboratory evaluation of rodenticides.

This chapter reviews the principal elements involved in the laboratory evaluation of rodenticides. The different test animals and their care and the tests on rodents in cages, rooms or pens are described. Although it is not yet possible to devise 'standard' test methods appropriate for all target...

Author(s)
Prescott, C. V.; Johnson, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938178)
Type
Book chapter

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