9780849325670

THE LABORATORY CAT

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  • ISBN13:

    9780849325670

  • ISBN10:

    0849325676

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1997-11-25
  • Publisher: CRC Press

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Summary

This guide was created especially for individuals performing research with cats whose duties include animal facility management, animal husbandry, regulatory compliance, and technical procedures involved with their research. Basic information and common procedures are presented in detail.

Table of Contents

1 IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL FEATURES
1(8)
Introduction
1(1)
Origin of the Cat
1(1)
Breeds
2(1)
Behavior
3(1)
Anatomical and Physiological Features
4(2)
Normative Values
6(3)
2 HUSBANDRY
9(20)
Housing
9(3)
Environmental Conditions
12(1)
Environmental Enrichment
13(2)
Nutrition
15(3)
Sanitation
18(3)
Frequency
18(1)
Methods
19(1)
Quality Control
20(1)
Transportation
21(2)
Record Keeping
23(3)
Breeding
26(3)
Reproductive Cycle
26(1)
Mating Behavior
26(1)
Pregnancy
27(2)
3 MANAGEMENT
29(12)
Regulatory Agencies and Compliance
29(2)
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
31(2)
Cat Quality
33(3)
Sources
33(2)
Quarantine and Condition
35(1)
Occupational Health and Zoonotic Diseases
36(5)
4 VETERINARY CARE
41(30)
Basic Veterinary Supplies
41(1)
Physical Examination
42(2)
Common Clinical Problems
44(6)
Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS)
44(1)
Retroviral Diseases
45(1)
Abscesses
46(1)
Dermatophytosis (Ringworm)
46(1)
Ear Mites
47(1)
Intestinal Parasitism
47(1)
Fleas
47(1)
Respiratory Infections
47(1)
Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP)
48(1)
Enteric Diseases (Diarrhea)
49(1)
Metabolic Disorders
49(1)
Implant Problems
50(1)
Treatment of Disease
50(3)
General Treatment of Dehydration
50(2)
General Treatment of Anorexia
52(1)
General Treatment of Open Skin Lesions
52(1)
Disease Prevention Through Sanitation
53(1)
Anesthesia and Analgesia
53(13)
Definitions Commonly Used in Animal Anesthesia
54(1)
Choosing an Anesthesia Regimen
55(2)
Pre-Anesthesia Evaluation
57(2)
Pre-Anesthetic Medications
59(1)
Administering Anesthesia
59(2)
Monitoring Anesthesia
61(2)
Anesthesia Recovery
63(1)
Anesthesia Records
64(1)
Suggested Anesthesia Regimes
64(2)
Analgesia Dosages
66(1)
Aseptic Surgery
66(2)
Postsurgical Management
67(1)
Euthanasia
68(3)
5 EXPERIMENTAL METHODOLOGY
71(28)
Cats as Research Models
71(1)
Handling
72(5)
Handling Devices
77(3)
Administering Medicines and Compounds
80(11)
Oral
80(4)
Parenteral
84(7)
Urine Collection
91(2)
Measuring Body Temperature
93(1)
Endotracheal Intubation
93(1)
Necropsy
94(5)
6 RESOURCES
99(10)
Organizations
99(2)
Publications
101(2)
Electronic Resources
103(1)
Animal Sources
104(1)
Feed
105(1)
Equipment
105(4)
Sanitation
105(1)
Cages and Research and Veterinary Supplies
105(1)
Contact Information for Cages, Research, and Veterinary Supplies
106(3)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 109(20)
INDEX 129

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