Chapter 12. Refinements in in-House Animal Production and Breeding

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Roger Francis

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch12

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Francis, R. (2010) Refinements in in-House Animal Production and Breeding, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch12

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. c/o Institute of Animal Technology, 5 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • refinements in in-house animal production and breeding;
  • animal house managers - breeding animals in-house, than obtaining from commercial breeders;
  • three R s in animal production;
  • establishing user requirements - written confirmation of what is required;
  • breeding facilities and health status;
  • barrier system producing specific pathogen free (SPF) animals;
  • good communication between animal producer and user - and electronic transfer of information;
  • in-house production - lactating females or pre-weaning of specific age pups;
  • transport and effect upon animals - during laboratory use;
  • maintaining smaller pedigree colonies - higher health status housing with restricted personnel access

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Three Rs in animal production

  • Making the decision

  • Preservation of colonies

  • Calculating colony size

  • References