Accession Number:

ADA114938

Title:

An Apparatus for the Measurement of Pulmonary Function in Unanesthetized Small Animals.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jun 79-Jun 80,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT COMMAND ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD CHEMICAL SYSTEMS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Because of public and political opinion, rising costs, and regulations, the use of some types of laboratory animals has been limited. As a result, small mammals - in particular, white rats - have become an acceptable alternative to canines for use in toxicological testing. In this report, a method is described by which unanesthetized and comfortably restrained rats are exposed by inhalation to yield fairly complete pulmonary information.

Subject Categories:

  • Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE