Information Resources on Bats
Introduction | General |
Auditory / Hearing |
Care / Housing / Behavior |
| Diseases / Parasites |
Feeding / Nutrition / Metabolism |
Histopathology / Immunochemisty |
Research / Biomedical |
Web Sites |
While although some bats may cause damage to plants, animals or humans (fruit bats or vampire bats), many of them are beneficial to humans (insect eating bats) and a number of bats are being used in various areas of research, especially in auditory research, and exhibits. While there is a great deal of information on bats published in the literature, it is too voluminous to be presented here. This publication, therefore, contains references selected from a search of multiple scientific databases in a variety of areas focusing on the housing, behavior, physiology, and veterinary care of bats. It should be useful to those exhibiting bats in zoos or other captive wildlife centers or using bats in research, as well as those interested in learning more about these flying mammals. An additional section on selected web sites concerning bats is also included.
Information on how to request materials that are included in the collection of the National Agricultural Library (NAL) may be found at http://www.nal.usda.gov/services/request.shtml. Please read carefully as there are certain restrictions on media and document types.
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September 15, 2011