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Rabbits of different ages may have to be killed on-farm for purposes other than slaughter (where slaughter is defined as killing for human consumption) either individually or on a large scale (e.g. for production reasons or for disease control). The purpose of this opinion was to assess the risks...

Author(s)
Nielsen, S. S.; Alvarez, J.; Bicout, D. J.; Calistri, P.; Depner, K.; Drewe, J. A.; Garin-Bastuji, B.; Rojas, J. L. G.; Schmidt, C. G.; Michel, V.; Chueca, M. Á. M.; Roberts, H. C.; Sihvonen, L. H.; Stahl, K.; Calvo, A. V.; Viltrop, A.; Winckler, C.; Candiani, D.; Fabris, C.; Mosbach-Schulz, O.; Stede, Y. van der; Spoolder, H.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
EFSA Journal, 2020, 18, 1, pp e05943
Abstract

Handling and restraining rabbits for routine procedures may be impossible without prior sedation, result in unnecessary stress or injury to the rabbit or handler, and increase experimental variability. Parenteral administration of sedatives can cause stress also, as well as localized pain and...

Author(s)
Williams, M. D.; Long, C. T.; Durrant, J. R.; McKeon, G. P.; Shive, H. R.; Griffith, E. H.; Messenger, K. M.; Fish, R. E.
Publisher
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Memphis, USA
Citation
Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, 2017, 56, 4, pp 436-442
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for General principles of animal handling.

To equip veterinary students on the appropriate ways of handling animals the following topics are discussed in this chapter, first is on the principles of safe and responsible handling, sensory perception in animals, second, handling and physical restraint of small and large animals, and lastly,...

Author(s)
Vincent, I.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391629)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This opinion on the killing of rabbits for human consumption ('slaughtering') responds to two mandates: one from the European Parliament (EP) and the other from the European Commission. The opinion describes stunning methods for rabbits known to the experts in the EFSA working group, which can be...

Author(s)
Nielsen, S. S.; Alvarez, J.; Bicout, D. J.; Calistri, P.; Depner, K.; Drewe, J. A.; Garin-Bastuji, B.; Rojas, J. L. G.; Schmidt, C. G.; Michel, V.; Chueca, M. Á. M.; Roberts, H. C.; Sihvonen, L. H.; Stahl, K.; Calvo, A. V.; Viltrop, A.; Winckler, C.; Candiani, D.; Fabris, C.; Mosbach-Schulz, O.; Stede, Y. van der; Spoolder, H.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
EFSA Journal, 2020, 18, 1, pp e05927
Abstract

Learn effective animal handling and restraint techniques! Animal Restraint for Veterinary Professionals, 2nd Edition describes each procedure with two to eight photos showing the exact steps needed to achieve safe restraint. A chapter is devoted to each domestic animal species, including cats,...

Author(s)
Sheldon, C. C.; Sonsthagen, T.; Topel, J.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Animal restraint for veterinary professionals, 2016, Ed. 2, pp 256 pp.
Abstract

Great strides have been made in rabbit medicine in recent years, but the nervous and rather unpredictable nature of this species presents challenges for the practitioner striving to provide the best care for these patients and their owners. This article discusses safe handling and restraint of pet ...

Author(s)
Malley, D.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
In Practice, 2007, 29, 7, pp 378-386
Abstract

Reptiles are adept at hiding signs of disease so the importance of a thorough clinical examination cannot be overestimated. Taking time to ensure a reptile is warm, and assessing behaviour from a distance will provide invaluable information. Handling takes practice and larger snakes may require two ...

Author(s)
Hedley, J.
Publisher
MA Healthcare Limited, London, UK
Citation
Companion Animal, 2014, 19, 2, pp 106-109
Abstract

Author(s)
Chitty, J.; Bradbury, G.; Speight, C.
Publisher
BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2018, 182, 26, pp 749-750
Abstract

This manual offers a user-friendly guide to the unique anatomy and physiology, handling and care, common diseases, and treatment of rabbits. The book includes information on nutrition, genetics and behaviour to husbandry of rabbits. The book offers in-depth information on a wide range of commonly...

Author(s)
Meredith, A.; Lord, B.
Publisher
British Small Animal Veterinary Association, Quedgeley, UK
Citation
BSAVA manual of rabbit medicine, 2014, pp viii + 328 pp.
Abstract

A review on the standard operating procedures (SOP) approved and recommended by the Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) in the capture, restraint and handling of pest animals intended for animal research was discussed. Topics include: application, terminology, animal welfare considerations, health and...

Author(s)
Sharp, T.; Saunders, G.; Mitchell, B.
Publisher
NSW Department of Primary Industries, Orange, Australia
Citation
Model standard operating procedures for the humane research of pest animals in Australia, 2007, pp 16 pp.

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