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- Any article discussing an animal must have the check tag ANIMAL.
- Index also the specific animal (rats, mice, etc) using the check tag (if available) or the main heading for the animal IM or NIM as needed.
- If an article describes the use of tissue from an animal, index with the check tag ANIMAL and the name of the animal (as a check tag or a main heading).
- Use the check tag ANIMAL even if the IM term is animal specific, such as "HOOF" or "UDDER"
|If an animal is||Index using||Example||Index the animal as|
|A veterinary entity||The animal as an IM heading||Humoral immunity in sheep||SHEEP (IM) ANIMAL (check tag)|
|An experimental subject for which there is a check tag||check tag Animal and specific animal check tag||Response of cultured hamster cells to x-ray||ANIMAL (check tag) check tag HAMSTER|
|An experimental subject for which there is no check tag||check tag Animal and specific animal main heading||Action potential of Anura neuromuscular junction||ANIMAL check tag ANURA (NIM)|
|An animal is the main point of an article such as a species in anatomy studies||The animal as an IM heading and the animal check tag||Anatomy of cat joints||CATS (IM)
ANIMAL check tag
Last Reviewed: April 15, 2015