UNIT 1.1 Animal Health Assurance
Published Online: 1 FEB 2007
Copyright © 2007 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Immunology
How to Cite
Donovan, J. and Brown, P. 2007. Animal Health Assurance. Current Protocols in Immunology. 76:I:1.1:1.1.1–1.1.3.
- Published Online: 1 FEB 2007
- Published Print: FEB 2007
A program to ensure the health of laboratory animals and to provide a stable environment for their maintenance is necessary to reduce unwanted variables or complicating factors in experimentation. To ensure animal health throughout a research study, the animals involved should be procured in good health, monitored for continued health status, and protected from pathogenic organisms through testing of any biological materials. This unit addresses all three of these health management practices. Essential in support of these practices is a diagnostic laboratory capable of testing for rodent and rabbit pathogens.
- animal husbandry;
- commercial sources of animals;
- monitoring animal health;
- animal facilities;
- specific pathogen free facilities;
- pathogenic microorganisms of rodents and rabbits