Chapter 18. Wild mammals

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Ian R. Inglis1,
  2. Fiona Mathews2 and
  3. Anne Hudson1

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch18

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

Inglis, I. R., Mathews, F. and Hudson, A. (2010) Wild mammals, 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.ch18

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Food and Environment Research Agency, York YO41 1LZ, UK

  2. 2

    School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4PS, 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:

  • wild mammal species - in laboratory or other captive conditions;
  • potential health hazards to humans and allergy to laboratory animals (ALA);
  • wild rodents, Weil's disease or leptospirosis - by spirochaete Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae;
  • lymphocytic choriomeningitis - viral disease of humans;
  • cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis - protozoan diseases affecting mammalian intestine;
  • dermatomycoses, acquired by wild mammals;
  • welfare issues - relating to capture and use of wild animals;
  • working with wild mammals, laboratory animals - scrupulous personal hygiene and safety code adherence;
  • transport of wild animals to animal unit;
  • professional help and advice sought - Named Animal Care and Welfare Officer (NACWO) of animal unit and Named Veterinary Officer (NVO)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Potential health hazards to humans

  • Capture of wild animals

  • Transport of wild animals to the animal unit

  • Precautions

  • Monitoring the healthand welfare of the animals

  • Arrival of wild mammals at the animal unit

  • Housing and handling

  • Laboratory procedures

  • References