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The Recovery and Rearing of Gnotobiotic Lambs and Their Use in Veterinary-Medicine

BOMBA A, KRALICEK L, KONIAROVA I, LESNIK F, POSIVAK J, BUCKO V, ZITNAN R
Veterinarni Medicina 38, 1993, 403-411

Our own innovated method of the hysterectomy recovery of gnotobiotic lambs, modified equipment for gnotobiote rearing, management and tending techniques were tested in this study. A hysterectomy hood (Fig. 1) was made from plexiglass and it fully met the requirements for simple and rapid handling. Our own modified isolator for gnotobiotic lamb rearing (Fig. 2) made out of glass-reinforced plastic with plexiglass sight holes was used for group rearing. It was more resistant to mechanical damage in comparison with the isolators equipped with PVC sheet pouches. The use of an isolator for feed and material (Fig. 3) and of an isolator for waste material storage with a PVC sheet pouch was found to be very practical


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