Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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The ideal general anaesthetic agent has the following properties: provides humane restraint, is consistent and reliable, having the same effects each time it is used, has a wide safety margin,…

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Handling and Techniques

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Administration techniques Injections and blood samples should be performed using aseptic techniques. New, sterile needles should be used for each animal, and the injection site may need to be cleaned…

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Small Laboratory Animals

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Rodents accounted for 81% of animals used in research in the UK in 20108, with mice comprising over 72% of animals used. Mice are used in studies including genetics, oncology,…

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Production (Farm) Animals

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Domestic turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Common quail (Coturnix coturnix) Anseriformes Ducks and geese Struthioniformes Ostriches Columbiformes Pigeons Poultry may be purchased from any commercial supplier. Poultry breeding companies in the UK…

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Wild Animals

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Anaesthesia of Wild Animals General considerations If pharmacological restraint is required it should be given under veterinary supervision. Anaesthetics and analgesics suitable for the species and procedure should be used,…

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Balancing Animal Welfare with Science

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At the start of the assessment view the animal from a distance and note its natural appearance and undisturbed behaviour. Next, as you approach the animal it should take notice…

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Aquatic Species

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The speed with which these parameters may change depends on numerous factors including the ratio of fish biomass to water volume and the capacity of the filtration system. Therefore no…

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Carnivores

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Pain and stress recognition Familiarity with the individual dog’s normal behaviour allows identification of any changes brought about by the presence of pain. A dog in pain or distress may…

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Primates

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New World Monkeys New World monkeys originate from tropical rain forests in Central and South America, where they are exclusively arboreal. Their native environment may be hot and humid, and…

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