Chapter 30. The Laboratory Dog

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Judy Macarthur Clark1 and
  2. C. Jane Pomeroy2

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch30

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

Macarthur Clark, J. and Pomeroy, C. J. (2010) The Laboratory Dog, 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.ch30

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Animals Scientific Procedures Inspectorate, Home Office, Marsham Street, London SW1 4DF, UK

  2. 2

    Biological Services, Royal Veterinary College, Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU, 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:

  • dog (Canis familiaris) - domesticated for 14 000 years;
  • reproduction data for laboratory beagle;
  • dogs, rich repertoire of visual and vocal displays;
  • breeding data for laboratory beagle;
  • laboratory dogs - developing veterinary products for companion dogs - vaccines, worming and flea treatments, antibiotics;
  • Committee on Dogs of US National Research Council - range of research areas, with dogs being used;
  • modern dog pens, allowing flexibility with respect to pen size and interconnections between pens;
  • production of gnotobiotic and specific pathogen free (SPF) stock;
  • ventilation rate of 10 – 12 air changes per hour - in all indoor accommodation;
  • cannibalism of puppies - unusual, bitches often rejecting a weak or ‘runted’ offspring

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Sources of supply

  • Laboratory management and breeding

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • Further reading

  • References