WEB TEXT: Keep 'em Alive and Well

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Science  13 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5588, pp. 1775
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5588.1775e

If you think your lab mice have come down with mycoplasmosis or suspect that your parrots have contracted Pacheco's disease, a sometimes fatal viral ailment, you need to consult the Merck Veterinary Manual. Although the newly released online version of this standard reference doesn't cover all creatures great and small, it does run down many of the diseases and conditions that can strike a variety of research animals, from turtles to fish to monkeys. Besides the latest on causes and treatments, the free text also amasses a wealth of information on hygiene, nutrition, and disease prevention. Vaccinations can protect those parrots from Pacheco's disease, for example, and antibiotics might fend off mycoplasmosis.


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