The Diseases of Research Animals (DORA) website is a tool for all those involved in the care of animal species (Mice, Rats, Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters and Rabbits) commonly used in research. Diseases and conditions affecting these animals are listed by category and are arranged from most to least prevalent in the context of a research facility setting (Viral Diseases; Bacterial Diseases; Non-prevalent Bacterial Diseases; Fungal Diseases; Parasitic Diseases; Neoplastic Diseases; Miscellaneous Conditions; and Zoonotic Diseases). This searchable site includes relevant information, such as incidence, transmission, clinical signs, pathology and diagnosis. Figures illustrating clinical presentation and pathology are provided whenever possible to augment descriptions. The information on this site is meant to serve as a basic, solid and readily accessible reference, highlighting some of the most important aspects of the most common diseases of research animals.
Comments & References
: Suitable for veterinarians, veterinary students, animal technicians and research workers. Produced at the University of Missouri, Comparative Medicine Program and IDEXX-RADIL
. Please see http://dora.missouri.edu
for more information.
Price: Online Web Pages: Free of charge