Author: Lynn C. Anderson
Release Date: 2015-07-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Laboratory Animal Medicine, Third Edition, is a fully revised publication from the American College of Laboratory Medicine’s acclaimed blue book series. It presents an up-to-date volume that offers the most thorough coverage of the biology, health, and care of laboratory animals. The book is organized by species, with new inclusions of chinchillas, birds, and program and employee management, and is written and edited by known experts in the fields. Users will find gold-standard guidance on the study of laboratory animal science, as well as valuable information that applies across all of the biological and biomedical sciences that work with animals. Organized by species for in-depth understanding of biology, health, and best care of animals Features the inclusion of chinchillas, quail, and zebra finches as animal models Offers guidance on program and employee management Covers regulations, policies, and laws for laboratory animal management worldwide
This combination text and lab manual provides clinically relevant coverage of laboratory animal medicine and procedures. It covers a variety of species, including rats, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, nonhuman primates, and in a separate chapter, nontraditional lab animals, such as swine, chinchillas, armadillos, reptiles, amphibians, bats, farm animals, and dogs and cats. Coverage of each species is presented in a consistent format that includes taxonomy, anatomy and physiology, uses in biomedical research, reproduction, behavior, husbandry, restraint and handling, identification methods, injection techniques, medication administration and anesthesia, blood collection, common diseases, and euthanasia. Other key topics include the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations. The lab manual portion of the book features a variety of exercises and observation sheets. Comprehensive coverage of a variety of topics such as animal species, the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations prepares readers for a career in laboratory animal medicine Familiarizes readers with the handling, behavior, nutrition, and lab and treatment procedures for a large variety of common and nontraditional laboratory animals The consistent organization of each species chapter makes it easy for readers to quickly identify similarities and differences among various laboratory animals Laboratory exercises are included in a perforated section at the end of the book, allowing users to apply their knowledge and develop job skills Features a wealth of user-friendly features such as a two-color design, learning objectives, key points, and review questions Provides detailed information on specific legal and ethical requirements of lab animal care and use, including the ethics of pain management Convenient boxes and tables provide quick access to important anatomic and physiologic data for each species Discusses specific uses of each species in biomedical research, providing readers with a perspective on animal use that allows them to explain the benefits of animal use as required by veterinary technology program accreditation procedures
This new edition of Donald Holmes's successful Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine provides updated and expanded basic information on unique anatomic and physiologic characteristics, care and maintenance, common diseases, and recommended treatments for rodents, rabbits, ferrets, and nonhuman primates. Whether you are a practicing veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary student, research scientist, or just interested in learning about smaller animals and nonhuman primates, the information and techniques provided can increase your confidence in working safely and humanely with laboratory animals. What's new in this second edition? Chapters on serologic testing and quality control and on regulations and policies governing the care and use of laboratory animals; a chapter on chinchillas; an expanded formulary in a quick-reference table format; line drawings of restraint and other techniques; and an appendix of organizations in laboratory medicine.
Author: C. Terrance Hawk
Publisher: Iowa State Press
Release Date: 1995
Formulatory for Laboratory Animals is an invaluable reference for treatment of laboratory animals and pocket pets. Drugs are listed alphabetically and categorized in five sections based on pharmacologic activity and animal species.This at-a-glance pocket reference is valuable for students and practitioners of veterinary medicine, researchers and laboratory technicians who prescribe or administer drugs used on common laboratory animals.The third edition includes a stronger international component, coverage of several new drugs, hundreds of additional dosages, and a thorough update throughout based on the most current research. The third edition also includes a chapter describing how to estimate drug dosages among species using allometric scaling methodology.
Laboratory Animal Welfare provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman primates, agricultural animals, avian animals and aquatic animals. The book examines the impact of experiment design and environment on animal welfare, as well as emergency situations and euthanasia practices. Readers will benefit from a review of regulations and policy guidelines concerning lab animal use, as well as information on assessing animal welfare. With discussions of the history and ethics of animals in research, and a debate on contemporary and international issues, this book is a go-to resource for laboratory animal welfare.
Author: Richard Fish
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2011-04-28
Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals focuses on the special anesthetic, analgesic, and postoperative care requirements associated with experimental surgery. Fully revised and updated this new edition provides the reader with agents, methods, and techniques for anesthesia and analgesia that ensure humane and successful procedural outcomes. * Provides researchers with the most comprehensive and up-to-date review of the use of anesthesia and analgesia in laboratory animals * Thoroughly updated with new material on ferrets, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates * Includes hot topic areas such as pain research, ethical issues, legal issues, and imaging studies
Author: Richard E. Fish
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2008
Since the publication of the first edition, interest in the field has continued to rise, most notably in pain management. Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals focuses on the special anesthetic, analgesic, and post-operative care requirements associated with experimental surgery. Fully revised and updated this new edition provides the reader with agents, methods, and techniques for anesthesia and analgesia that ensure humane and successful procedural outcomes. * New to this edition - Section V which deals with new issues covering pain research, ethical issues, legal issues, and imaging studies. S * New to this edition - Section IV now includes chapters on ferrets, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates. *
Author: Jann Hau
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2004-11-29
Building upon the success of the Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science and completing Volumes I and II of the Second Edition, Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Second Edition: Animal Models, Volume III provides the final component to present a comprehensive overview of animal models in biomedical research. As with Volume II, this new volume addresses the development and application of models in different areas of biomedical research and details the criteria used to choose animal species and strains. The individual chapters focus on the use of laboratory animals as models for humans in a range of research disciplines, such as for the study of diseases of the different organ systems, for infectious diseases, and for human behavior. Each chapter can be read as a stand-alone text, although the entire handbook is an integrated work that provides an in-depth and extensive introduction to laboratory animal science. With contributions from eminent scientists who share their knowledge and hands-on expertise from their own research, Volume III explains the many factors in choosing animal models and also probes the question of extrapolation of data to humans. It is a critical resource for veterinary and biomedical researchers, laboratory managers and administrators, and other laboratory animal professionals.