An overview of the main infectious agents and diseases of mice and rats. Indicates the methods used in testing for them. Includes 42 agents for monitoring. Also deals with microbiologic monitoring of immunodeficient animals. Includes viruses, bacteria, mycoplasmas and fungi, and parasites. Each agent's description includes classification and morphology; cultivation; strains; characteristics of infection; geographic distribution; means of spread; morbidity and mortality; control prevention; and test procedures. Extensive bibliography with each agent.Antibodies detectable by indirect fluorescent antibody assay, enzyme immunoassay, and plaque-reduction neutralization tests ... virus is detected by visualization of characteristic cytoplasmic stippling using immunofluorescent antibody assay.
|Title||:||Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 1994-01-01|