Commonly Used Animal Models

D. L. Hickman, J. Johnson, T. H. Vemulapalli, J. R. Crisler, R. Shepherd

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This chapter provides an introduction to animals that are commonly used for research. It presents information on basic care topics such as biology, behavior, housing, feeding, sexing, and breeding of these animals. The chapter provides some insight into the reasons why these animals are used in research. It also gives an overview of techniques that can be utilized to collect blood or to administer drugs or medicine. Each section concludes with a brief description of how to recognize abnormal signs, in addition to lists of various diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Animal Research for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages59
ISBN (Electronic)9780128023662
ISBN (Print)9780128021514
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Animal models
  • Basic biology
  • Behavior
  • Biomethodology
  • Breeding
  • Diseases
  • Reproductive biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Hickman, D. L., Johnson, J., Vemulapalli, T. H., Crisler, J. R., & Shepherd, R. (2017). Commonly Used Animal Models. In Principles of Animal Research for Graduate and Undergraduate Students (pp. 117-175). Elsevier Inc..