Animal Research and Diagnostics

Author(s):
Howard Rush, DVM Associate Professor and Director

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Melissa Dyson, DVM, MS, DACLAM Clinical Assistant Professor

Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI

Published:
October 3, 2014

Abstract

The use of animals in biomedical research is common practice. Although such occurrences are uncommon, personnel working with research animals can be exposed to pathogenic organisms that are carried by animals or that have been given to animals as part of an experiment. The most significant pathogenic agents are discussed in this chapter, along with methods to reduce risk and minimize exposure.