From breeding practices to behavior and enrichment programs, the Charles River Guidebook Series gives laboratory animal professionals insight into running an effective and humane vivarium.
 

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A Guide to Modern Strategies for Infection Surveillance of Rodent Populations: Beyond Sentinels

The health of laboratory animals is vital to their suitability for research; therefore, an animal health quality control program is important to any research facility. This book highlights infection surveillance for rodent populations, provides a brief overview of agents to consider as part of a program, and offers recommendations for the selection of assays.

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Guidebook on Mouse and Rat Colony Management

This book provides information on managing mouse and rat colonies, colony management from a genetics and reproductive standpoint, and guidance for troubleshooting colony performance.

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*NEW* Guidebook to Rodent Model Genetic Quality Control

As the numbers of genetically modified models increase, the implementation of a cryopreservation program and the subsequent biobanking of the material are important steps toward conserving and protecting these models for future advancement of biomedical science.

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Handbook of Clinical Signs in Rodents & Rabbits

This guide contains practical clinical information for anyone working with laboratory rodents and rabbits, including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and research personnel. Available in English, Spanish, French, German, and Polish.

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A Guide to the Behavior & Enrichment of Laboratory Rodents

Covering species-typical behavior as well as abnormal/malfunctional behavior and stereotypes observed in mice, rats, hamsters, and gerbils, this resource provides information to help implement or enhance an existing behavioral husbandry and enrichment program.

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