Recommendations for health monitoring of rodent and rabbit colonies (2014)

These recommendations are primarily intended to standardize health monitoring programmes and reporting. In this way they may also help to standardize the microbiological quality of animals. However, it is not a requirement of these recommendations that animals tested are free from all of the microorganisms listed.

Documents

Earlier reports

  • Kraft V, Blanchet HM, Boot R, et al.: Recommendations for health monitoring of mouse, rat, hamster, guineapig and rabbit breeding colonies. Report of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) Working Group on Animal Health. Laboratory Animals 28: 1 - 12, 1994
  • Rehbinder C, Baneux P, Forbes D, et al.: FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of mouse, rat, hamster, gerbil, guinea pig and rabbit experimental units. Report of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) Working Group on Animal Health. Laboratory Animals 30: 193 - 208, 1996
  • Nicklas W, Baneux P, Boot R, et al.: Recommendations for the health monitoring of rodent and rabbit colonies in breeding and experimental units. Laboratory Animals 36: 20 - 42, 2002