Chapter 26. Voles

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Jonathan J. Cooper

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch26

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

Cooper, J. J. (2010) Voles, 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.ch26

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lincoln, Riseholme Park, Riseholme, Lincoln LN2 2LG, 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:

  • voles, sub-family Arvicolinae - voles, lemmings and muskrats, family Cricetedae of Rodentia;
  • voles, confused with mice - voles classified as Muridae;
  • prairie vole, exception with regard to reproduction;
  • voles from laboratory colonies - heavier than animals from natural populations;
  • parturition, rearing and weaning - Newborn vole pups, bright pink in colour, sealed eyelids and limited capacity for movement;
  • Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA);
  • Joint Working Group on Refinement (JWGR);
  • transport and handling - voles transported in escape-proof containers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Origins

  • Biological overview

  • Laboratory management and breeding

  • Sources of supply

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • References