Ruminants, Cattle, Sheep, and Goats: Guidelines for the Breeding, Care, and Management of Laboratory Animals.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC INST OF LAB ANIMAL RESOURCES
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The report furnishes practical guidelines for the care and maintenance of cattle, sheep, and goats under a variety of research situations. Highlighting the increasing use of ruminants as animal models in biomedical research and comparative medicine, the report provides brief histories and summarizes characteristics of the breeds. It provides suggestions for the construction of facilities and recommends proper equipment necessary for maintaining runimants. It also discusses procurement considerations and specifications and describes proper management and laboratory procedures for quarantine, disease prevention, identification, breeding and mating, feeding, blood collection, surgery, euthanasia, necropsy, and animal disposal.
- Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
- Anatomy and Physiology