The Laboratory Rat (3rd Ed.)
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Series

Coordinators: Suckow Mark A., Hankenson F.Claire, Wilson Ronald P., Foley Patricia L.

Language: Anglais

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The Laboratory Rat, Third Edition features updated information on a variety of topics including rats as research models in alcoholism, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, neuroscience, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, biomaterials evaluation and infectious disease. A premier source of information on the laboratory rat that will be of interest to veterinary and medical students, senior graduate, graduate students, post-docs and researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research.



  • At least 30% new information than second edition
  • The premier source of information on the laboratory rat

Background of the laboratory rat 1. Historical Foundations 2. Origins and Taxonomy 3. Translational Potential of Rats in Research

Biology and care 4. Functional Anatomy and Physiology of the Rat 5. Clinical Pathology 6. Reproduction and Breeding 7. Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Genetic Modification in Rats 8. Behavior and Behavioral Analysis of Rats 9. Nutrition 10. Housing, Care, and Environment

Clinical care and disease 11. Medical Management and Diagnostic Approaches 12. Bacterial, Mycoplasmal, and Mycotic Pathogens 13. Viral Pathogens 14. Parasites 15. Neoplastic Disease 16. Metabolic, Traumatic, and Miscellaneous Disease 17. Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Euthanasia 18. Care for Surgical and Other Fragile Models

Rats as research models 19. General Experimental Techniques 20. Integrating Biology with Rat Genomic Tools 21. Gnotobiotics and the Microbiome 22. Toxicology 23. Embryology and Teratology 24. Immunology 25. Cardiovascular Research 26. Alcoholism, and Substance Abuse Research 27. Rat Models of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and Obesity 28. Use of Rats in Neuroscience 29. Rat Models of Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury 30. Use of Rats in Regenerative Medicine Research 31. Rat models of Infectious Disease

veterinarians, researchers who use rats in their experiments – aging researchers, drug addiction, cancer, spinal cord injury, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, spontaneous diabetes, arthritis, for example.

Mark A. Suckow, DVM, DACLAM, is the Director for Research Animal Resources and Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He is on the council on Accreditation at the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. Dr. Suckow has 25 years of experience with IACUC organization and regulatory compliance, laboratory animal medicine, research with a variety of animal models, and animal facility design and management. He is the previous editor of laboratory animal publications with CRC Press and AP/Elsevier, including Principles of Animal Research, Research Regulatory Compliance and The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster and Other Rodents
F. Claire Hankenson, DVM, MS, is the Director of MSU Campus Animal Resources and Attending Veterinarian at the Michigan State University. Research interests are refinements in the case and use of animals involved in research studies, particularly rodent clinical medicine, tail biopsy evaluations and humane endpoints.
Ronald P. Wilson, VMA, MS, DACLAM, is the Professor and Chair of Comparative Medicine at Pennsylvania State University. Research interests are related to experimental surgery, pain, analgesia and anesthesia of laboratory animals.
Patricia L. Foley, DVM, DCLAM, is the Director, Division of Comparative Medicine at Georgetown University.