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1 Preamble T hese recommendations are primarily intended to standardize health monitoring programmes and reporting. In this way they may also help to standardize the micro-biological quality of animals. However, it is not a requirement of these recommendations that animals tested are free from all of the microorganisms listed. Health monitoring is a complex(More)
Veterinary professionals working in partnership with other competent persons are essential for a successful animal care and use programme. A veterinarian's primary responsibilities are defined by their own professional regulatory bodies, but in this area of work there are further opportunities for contribution, which will assist in safeguarding the health(More)
The purpose of the study reported here was to determine conditions for electrocardiographic monitoring in the Göttingen minipig in view of its use as a second non-rodent species in toxicology studies. Electrocardiograms were recorded from conscious minipigs (6/sex) maintained in a sling. The three standard bipolar limb leads (I, II, III), the three(More)
Development of effective and safe treatments for companion animals with cancer requires the collaboration of numerous animal health professionals and the full engagement of animal owners. Establishing 'Best Practice Recommendations' for clinical trials in veterinary oncology represents an important step toward meeting the goal of rigorous clinical trial(More)
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