The laboratory canine by Field, Garrett; Jackson, Todd A

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S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. E. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1979, chap. 1. , Simon and Shuster, New York, 1980. Coppinger, R. , Dogs: A Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution, Simon and Schuster, New York, 2001. Monks of New Skete, Opening up to the world, in The Art of Raising a Puppy, Little, Brown, Boston, 1991, chap. 5. Committee on Dogs of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Resources, Laboratory Animal Management: Dogs, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1994.

Dog rooms should also be distanced from office areas for the comfort of people working in the facility. Dog housing areas should be located near to the procedure areas where they will be used. The transportation of dogs through public corridors should be avoided. Facilities housing dogs should have appropriate support space for their veterinary medical care. indb 17 8/23/06 8:00:07 AM 18 the laboratory canine Room Construction Features (Macroenvironment) The term macroenvironment refers to the environment within the room (secondary enclosure) where the dogs are housed.

9 A portable thermohygrometer (a, on right) can be used to measure (spot check) room temperature and relative humidity and a portable light meter (a, on left) can be used to verify illumination levels. Portable programmable digital monitors such as the Hobo data logger (Onset Computer, Bourne, MA) (b) can be used for long-term monitoring of temperature, relative humidity, and light levels and a portable sound meter (c) can be used to monitor noise levels. only food and bedding that is currently being used may be kept in the animal areas.

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