By Martin D. Buckland, Lynda Hall, Alan Mowlem
A consultant to Laboratory Animal expertise is a compilation of studies of animal technicians in regards to laboratory animals in either study and breeding institutions. This booklet discusses universal laboratory species separately on the subject of anatomy, copy, upkeep, tools of dealing with, and id. reviews at the universal illnesses came upon on those species also are supplied. All features of laboratory animal husbandry are thought of together with apparatus, SPF thoughts, delivery, and legislations. this feature additionally encompasses a advisor to exam procedure and simple arithmetic part that could aid scholars with little event in both box. this article goals to supply an advent and consultant for the newbies and scholars of the career, in addition to an invaluable finished reference paintings for all these considering animals.
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The products of digestion are transported in an aqueous medium from their site of absorption in the gastro-intestinal tract to the tissues and many of the consequent waste products are excreted in solution in the urine. Water plays an important role in heat regulation of the body; because of its high heat capacity it can absorb much of the heat generated during metabolism so that body temperature does not rise excessively. Heat is dissipated through the skin and in the water vapour exhaled from the lungs.
Forms part of the respiratory enzyme carbonic anhydrase. Iodine (I). Present in the hormone thyroxine produced by the thyroid gland; a deficiency of iodine leads to an enlargement of the thyroid known as a goitre. ) Vitamins Vitamins act as catalysts which alter the speed of reaction of many of the metabolic processes that take place in the body. The retention of vitamins in the body varies considerably; some have to be supplied daily while others are stored for a considerable time. Vitamins are classified according to their solubility: vitamin C and the Β complex are water soluble and A, D, Ε and Κ are fat soluble.
54 A GUIDE T O L A B O R A T O R Y ANIMAL T E C H N O L O G Y Water The physical and chemical properties of water combine to make it the most important constituent of living matter. It is also the most abundant, comprising at least 7 0 % of most soft tissue. An animal can withstand starvation for long periods but deprivation of water can be lethal in a very few days. Water is the vehicle in which most of the other constituents of the body are dissolved or suspended. The products of digestion are transported in an aqueous medium from their site of absorption in the gastro-intestinal tract to the tissues and many of the consequent waste products are excreted in solution in the urine.