Chapter 25. The Husbandry and Welfare of Non-Traditional Laboratory Rodents

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Chris Sherwin

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch25

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

Sherwin, C. (2010) The Husbandry and Welfare of Non-Traditional Laboratory Rodents, 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.ch25

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Clinical Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, 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:

  • husbandry and welfare of non-traditional laboratory rodents;
  • order Rodentia - most diverse taxonomic group among mammals;
  • rodents, highly social animals living in families (African brush-tailed porcupine, beavers), large groups (mice, rats);
  • senses of typical laboratory rodents - how laboratory environment affects animal welfare;
  • magnetoreception - Siberian hamsters and laboratory mice, detecting magnetic fields;
  • summary information - for seven rodent species;
  • typical and non-traditional laboratory rodent species - capable of UV vision;
  • rodents, nocturnal with retina dominated by rods and cones;
  • laboratory generating ultrasound - interfering with communication between animals, causing distress

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Non-traditional laboratory rodent species

  • Physiology

  • Senses and communication

  • Summary information for some non-traditional laboratory rodents

  • References