By Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem
A advisor to Laboratory Animal expertise is a compilation of studies of animal technicians in regards to laboratory animals in either study and breeding institutions. This booklet discusses universal laboratory species separately almost about anatomy, copy, upkeep, tools of dealing with, and identity. experiences at the universal illnesses came upon on those species also are supplied. All elements of laboratory animal husbandry are thought of together with apparatus, SPF ideas, delivery, and legislation. this feature additionally incorporates a advisor to exam strategy and simple arithmetic part which may aid scholars with little adventure in both box. this article goals to supply an creation and advisor for the novices and scholars of the occupation, in addition to an invaluable accomplished reference paintings for all these all in favour of animals.
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Application for a licence It is important to decide if a licence is really needed. Any queries about this are best answered by the Home Office Inspector. The following procedures do not come within the scope of the 1876 Act: Preparation of antisera, although testing the effect of serum to find appropriate dose levels would come within the Act. Experiments on isolated tissue. Preference trials (foods). Comparison of weight etc, between animals fed on wholesome diets. Simple behavioural experiments.
Carbon dioxide, chloroform, ether and nitrogen can all be used in this way. The most convenient way to administer a gas is from a pressurised cylinder through a reducing valve into the lethal chamber which should have an air outlet tap. Carbon dioxide ( C O 2 ) is heavier than air and therefore the air outlet should be at the top of the chamber. An observation window is usually provided in the top. When killing small animals it is an advantage if the chamber is large enough to accept a 5 . 1 . 22 cartridge 44 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 50 cm 5 .
Pain is deemed to include, in addition to noxious stimuli that cause distress, any adverse change in the animal's metabolism, any decrement in health or any interference in its reasonable comfort and well-being. An animal is regarded as living if its heart is beating, it is breathing spontaneously and if its cerebral hemispheres and basal ganglia are intact. With the current use of artificial pacemakers and the techniques for sustaining life emphasis is put on the last point. There "are several restrictions imposed by the Act on experiments calculated to cause pain, the most important being: 1.