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By Eila Kaliste

This publication examines the final ideas of laboratory animal upkeep and experimental use in addition to elements that experience to be taken under consideration whilst stable study is finished with animals. furthermore, it presents species particular insurance, focusing on the species such a lot used as laboratory animals. The publication provides a complete description of the welfare questions thought of to be very important for every species lower than laboratory conditions.

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Also, the formula and its limitations are explained. Under special circumstances, fewer animals and more frequent monitoring may be reasonable. It is recommended that colonies should be monitored at least quarterly, but more frequent monitoring may be necessary. The detection rate for a given infection depends also on the test method employed and additional factors, and some general aspects are given on advantages and limitations of test methods (virology, bacteriology, parasitology, pathology).

Use of Animals in Research. ESF 2001 FELASA recommendation on the education and training of persons working with laboratory animals: Categories A and C. Lab Anim 1995; 29:121-131 FELASA recommendations on the education of specialists in laboratory animal science (Category D). Lab Anim 1999; 33:1-15 FELASA guidelines for the education and training of persons carrying out animal experiments (Category B). Lab Anim 2000; 34:229-235 FELASA recommendations for the accreditation of laboratory animal science education and training.

It will be the goal of this board to evaluate health INFECTIONS IN LABORATORY ANIMALS 31 monitoring programmes after voluntary request and to monitor if a programme fulfils the quality standards as defined by FELASA. 7. THE REVISED FELASA HEALTH MONITORING RECOMMENDATIONS: RODENTS AND RABBITS The most recent report of a FELASA working group recommends health monitoring of rodent and rabbit colonies in breeding and experimental units. The working group was established in 1999 to revise the existing health monitoring recommendations for rodents and rabbits (Kraft et al.

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