Recommendations for health monitoring of experimental units of calves, sheep and goats (2000)

Publication

FELASA recommendations for the health monitoring of experimental units of calves, sheep and goats: Report of the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Associations (FELASA) Working Group on Animal Health. C. Rehbinder, S. Alenius, J. Bures, M. de las Heras, C. Greko, P. S. Kroon, A. Gutzwille. Lab Anim. 2000 Oct;34(4):329-350.

 

Small ruminants have by tradition been regarded as farm or agricultural animals with very little connection with biomedical research and laboratory animal science. The use of small ruminants in biomedical research, however, has a long tradition and how to produce germ-free goats has been described already in 1913 by. Since the late fifties, several reports on germ-free and gnotobiotic calves, sheep and goats have been published.