Chapter 20. Tree Shrews

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Eberhard Fuchs1 and
  2. Silke Corbach-Söhle2

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch20

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

Fuchs, E. and Corbach-Söhle, S. (2010) Tree Shrews, 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.ch20

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory, German Primate Center, Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, Göttingen, Germany

  2. 2

    Clinical Neurobiology Laboratory, German Primate Center, Leibniz Institute for Primate Research, Göttingen, Germany; current address: Comparative Biology Centre, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH, 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:

  • tree shrews - uncertainties concerning taxonomic affinities;
  • tree shrews, designated ‘squirrels’ - confusion persisting still today;
  • tree shrews (family Tupaiidae), two subfamilies;
  • chemical signals, role in territorial behaviour of male tree shrews;
  • selecting breeding stock for tree shrews - knowing exact origin of animals;
  • Three Rs, fundamental ethical requirement in laboratory animal science;
  • cages and cage equipment - adapted to natural behaviour patterns of animals;
  • health monitoring, quarantine and barrier systems;
  • tree shrews and mating - difficult part of breeding;
  • tree shrews of genus Tupaia - predominantly insectivorous

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Standard biological data

  • Breeds, strains and genetics

  • Sources of supply

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Laboratory management and breeding

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • Concluding remarks

  • References