Guidelines for Safe Handling of Laboratory Animals
by Wahid Ahmed
National Research Center
Edition: 1st., 2007
Laboratory animals are mainly used to carry out scientific researches for the benefit and welfare of man and animals. Therefore, scientific institutions and organizations are interested to use modern technology for constructing animal houses to keep, bred and manage good quality laboratory animals and to produce purebred standard stains. Moreover, it is well known that any defect in keeping of these animals may affect the economy, the progress and the obtained results of an experiment. The most commonly used laboratory animals in animal houses are rats, mice, guinea pigs and hamsters, however, monkeys, cats, dogs and poultry may be sometimes used.