Chapter 13. Transportation of Laboratory Animals

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. William J. White1,
  2. Sonja T. Chou1,
  3. Carl B. Kole2 and
  4. Roy Sutcliffe3

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch13

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

White, W. J., Chou, S. T., Kole, C. B. and Sutcliffe, R. (2010) Transportation of Laboratory Animals, 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.ch13

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Charles River Inc., 251 Ballardvale Street, Wilmington, MA 01887, USA

  2. 2

    Kole Aviation and Special Cargoes Consulting, 3519 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL 61107-1305, USA

  3. 3

    Charles River Inc., Research Models and Services UK, Manston Road, Margate, Kent CT9 4LT, 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:

  • transportation of laboratory animals;
  • laboratory animals, moved in commerce - more defined health status;
  • UK and continental Europe - ground transportation by contracted carriers;
  • transporting laboratory animals - not jeopardising their well-being or health status;
  • health concern in laboratory animal transport 6. Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA);
  • immunologically deficient, or immunocompromised animals - for research purposes;
  • IATA, two health status categories for laboratory animals - Conventional and Specific Pathogen Free (SPF);
  • IATA, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) - altered through genetic engineering;
  • correct and complete documentation - avoiding delays in transit

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General principles

  • The healthand welfare of animals

  • Transport containers

  • Laws, regulations and standards

  • Journey planning

  • Acknowledgements

  • References