By Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem
A consultant to Laboratory Animal know-how is a compilation of reports of animal technicians with reference to laboratory animals in either study and breeding institutions. This ebook discusses universal laboratory species separately near to anatomy, copy, upkeep, equipment of dealing with, and identity. experiences at the universal ailments stumbled on on those species also are supplied. All facets of laboratory animal husbandry are thought of together with apparatus, SPF thoughts, shipping, and legislations. this feature additionally contains a advisor to exam strategy and easy arithmetic part which can aid scholars with little event in both box. this article goals to supply an creation and advisor for the beginners and scholars of the career, in addition to an invaluable accomplished reference paintings for all these focused on animals.
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Some fibre and cellulose is classified as carbohydrate but can only be efficiently utilised by ruminants (for example cows and sheep) or animals with an active caecum (for example guinea-pigs and rabbits). Fibre is necessary for all animals as roughage to help the peristaltic action of the gut. FEEDING A N D NUTRITION 51 Fats and oils These are also composed of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen but have less oxygen and are higher in energy having twice as many joules per gramme as cereals or protein.
Antibiotics These are used commercially as growth promoters but may give rise to resistant strains of bacteria and so should not be fed routinely to animals. Guinea-pigs and ruminants which are dependent on their gut flora should not be fed antibiotics. Foodstuffs 7 Manufacture and physical presentation The vast majority of diets used in animal houses are purchased in a state ready to be fed to animals without further preparation. Only rarely, such as in nutrition laboratories or where large numbers of farm animals are used, are diets milled and compounded in the laboratory or associated feed mill.
The retention of vitamins in the body varies considerably; some have to be supplied daily while others are stored for a considerable time. Vitamins are classified according to their solubility: vitamin C and the Β complex are water soluble and A, D, Ε and Κ are fat soluble. The diet should contain a small percentage of fat in which the fat soluble vitamins may be dissolved and transported. Vitamin A. Sometimes called the 'anti-infection' vitamin as a deficiency causes a breakdown of the epithelial tissues allowing infectious agents to enter the body.
A Guide to Laboratory Animal Technology by Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem