Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management
Author: Cholawat Pacharinsak,Jennifer C. Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN: 1466585684
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management Book Excerpt:

Key features: Presents practical information in easily accessible ‘bullet point’ format Covers anesthetic machine and related equipment, anesthetic management and monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia pharmacology, euthanasia, and record keeping Written by well-recognized experts in the laboratory animal community Provides extensive references to direct the reader to sources for further study of alternative techniques and their procedures Concludes with a thorough chapter on Regulatory Management of Rodent Anesthesia which has global application Rodents are the most commonly used species in biomedical research. Individuals conducting rodent research are often responsible to ensure that all areas of anesthesia and analgesia are performed humanely. Anesthetic agent selection, anesthetic monitoring, and postoperative pain assessment and management are essential to the institutional animal care and use program and contribute significantly to the 3Rs by reducing pain and/or distress and refining various procedures. The Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management: Rodents is the first book to capture multiple advances in this important area that greatly impacts various experimental methodologies. Richly illustrated in full color, the book serves as a quick reference source for investigators, veterinarians, technicians, and other animal caretakers charged with the care and use of rodents in a research setting. The unique format of this book also makes it extremely valuable to IACUC members, institutional officials, and occupational health and safety professionals.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management
Author: Cholawat Pacharinsak,Jennifer C. Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN: 1315356597
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management Book Excerpt:

Key features: Presents practical information in easily accessible ‘bullet point’ format Covers anesthetic machine and related equipment, anesthetic management and monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia pharmacology, euthanasia, and record keeping Written by well-recognized experts in the laboratory animal community Provides extensive references to direct the reader to sources for further study of alternative techniques and their procedures Concludes with a thorough chapter on Regulatory Management of Rodent Anesthesia which has global application Rodents are the most commonly used species in biomedical research. Individuals conducting rodent research are often responsible to ensure that all areas of anesthesia and analgesia are performed humanely. Anesthetic agent selection, anesthetic monitoring, and postoperative pain assessment and management are essential to the institutional animal care and use program and contribute significantly to the 3Rs by reducing pain and/or distress and refining various procedures. The Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management: Rodents is the first book to capture multiple advances in this important area that greatly impacts various experimental methodologies. Richly illustrated in full color, the book serves as a quick reference source for investigators, veterinarians, technicians, and other animal caretakers charged with the care and use of rodents in a research setting. The unique format of this book also makes it extremely valuable to IACUC members, institutional officials, and occupational health and safety professionals.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Committee for the Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2011-01-27
ISBN: 0309154006
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Book Excerpt:

A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been updated by a committee of experts, taking into consideration input from the scientific and laboratory animal communities and the public at large. The Guide incorporates new scientific information on common laboratory animals, including aquatic species, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: Key concepts of animal care and use. The Guide sets the framework for the humane care and use of laboratory animals. Animal care and use program. The Guide discusses the concept of a broad Program of Animal Care and Use, including roles and responsibilities of the Institutional Official, Attending Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. Animal environment, husbandry, and management. A chapter on this topic is now divided into sections on terrestrial and aquatic animals and provides recommendations for housing and environment, husbandry, behavioral and population management, and more. Veterinary care. The Guide discusses veterinary care and the responsibilities of the Attending Veterinarian. It includes recommendations on animal procurement and transportation, preventive medicine (including animal biosecurity), and clinical care and management. The Guide addresses distress and pain recognition and relief, and issues surrounding euthanasia. Physical plant. The Guide identifies design issues, providing construction guidelines for functional areas; considerations such as drainage, vibration and noise control, and environmental monitoring; and specialized facilities for animal housing and research needs. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities. This updated and expanded resource of proven value will be important to scientists and researchers, veterinarians, animal care personnel, facilities managers, institutional administrators, policy makers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management E Book

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management   E Book
Author: James S. Gaynor,William W. Muir
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 0323222145
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management E Book Book Excerpt:

Trust the Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management, 3rd Edition to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. This user-friendly guide contains the most up-to-date and clinically relevant information on analgesic drugs and managing pain in dogs, cats, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. It specifically covers the areas of pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management. This edition also incorporates expanded information on cats, exotics, the latest drugs, and more to keep you on top of today’s best practices in veterinary pain management. The latest information on complementary and alternative strategies for pain management offers the guidance to help you incorporate non-pharmacologic treatments into their pain management programs. Numerous boxes and tables summarize pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, with dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects to provide you with the comprehensive drug information needed to find the most effective and appropriate treatment. User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential information. Case studies illustrating realistic clinical scenarios help you learn how to assess and manage pain in the clinical setting. NEW! Eight new chapters include the latest information on: the human-animal bond local and regional techniques preventive and multimodal analgesia energy modalities acupuncture physical examination with emphasis on isolating and locating pain therapeutic goals pain in laboratory animals NEW! Completely updated drug information, with new agents, doseforms, and routes provides the most current pain management therapies for use in the clinical setting. NEW! Expanded sections on the cat and exotics address the growing popularity of these pets by providing additional species-specific information.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Volume I

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science  Volume I
Author: Jann Hau,Steven J. Schapiro
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 740
Release: 2010-12-02
ISBN: 9781420084566
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Volume I Book Excerpt:

Laboratory animal testing provides most of our current knowledge of human physiology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, and pathology. From studies of genetics in fruit flies to studies of cellular processes in genetically modified mice to recent dramatic developments in genetics, translational research, and personalized medicines, biomedical

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science
Author: Jann Hau,Steven J. Schapiro
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 1012
Release: 2021-05-17
ISBN: 0429801599
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Book Excerpt:

Building upon the success of previous editions of the bestselling Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, first published in 1994, this latest revision combines all three volumes in one definitive guide. It covers the essential principles and practices of Laboratory Animal Science as well as selected animal models in scientific disciplines where much progress has been made in recent years. Each individual chapter focuses on an important subdiscipline of laboratory animal science, and the chapters can be read and used as stand-alone texts, with only limited necessity to consult other chapters for information. With new contributors at the forefront of their fields, the book reflects the scientific and technological advances of the past decade. It also responds to advances in our understanding of animal behavior, emphasizing the importance of implementing the three Rs: replacing live animals with alternative methods, reducing the number of animals used, and refining techniques to minimize animal discomfort. This fourth edition will be useful all over the world as a textbook for laboratory animal science courses for postgraduate and undergraduate students and as a handbook for scientists who work with animals in their research, for university veterinarians, and for other specialists in laboratory animal science.

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia
Author: Paul Flecknell
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2015-09-21
ISBN: 0128005785
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia Book Excerpt:

Laboratory Animal Anaesthesia, Fourth Edition provides a basic guide to anaesthesia for a very diverse audience needing content, with straight-forward, structured style of writing. Updated with effects of anaesthetics in different laboratory species, including sources of dose rates will be incorporated into tabular material. New information on pain assessment and pain management will be covered, and an increased emphasis on rats and mice for anaesthesia and perioperative care. With newly revised, full color illustrations to facilitate best learning, Laboratory animal Anesthesia, Fourth Edition provides procedures, key points and invaluable advice from a well-known and respected veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years of experience in the field. Written by a veterinary anesthetist and scientist with over 30 years' experience in the field, and who is actively engaged in research in this area Focuses on procedures involving rats and mice used in research Provides those with limited experience of anesthesia with the information they need to carry our procedures effectively, safely, and humanely, as well as those with more experience to continue a career with laboratory animal model research Includes rapid, easily accessed information using tabulated summaries

The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use

The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use
Author: Bryan Howard,Timo Nevalainen,Gemma Perretta
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN: 1439824932
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use Book Excerpt:

COST (European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research) is an intergovernmental initiative in science and research intended to promote the coordination of nationally funded research in Europe. Four working groups discuss the housing of animals, their environmental needs, refinement of procedures, genetically modified animals, and cost-benefit analysis. Based on the activities of these working groups, this book provides the European best practices for individuals and institutions working with laboratory animals. The text also discusses the ethical evaluation of experiments and procedures involving animals.

The IACUC Handbook Second Edition

The IACUC Handbook  Second Edition
Author: Jerald Silverman,Mark A. Suckow,Sreekant Murthy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2006-10-04
ISBN: 1466565470
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The IACUC Handbook Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Since its establishment by USDA regulation in the mid-1980s, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has evolved as the premier instrument of animal welfare oversight within research institutions in the United States. By addressing questions and problems that often confront institutions, The IACUC Handbook, Second Edition provides accurate, succinct answers. It features comprehensive updates for all pertinent federal laws, regulations, and policies. It also contains an expanded survey of IACUC practices from institutions around the nation. With accessible information, this new editionprovides a foundation for those attempting to understand and implement the many and varied responsibilities of these committees.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science
Author: Jann Hau,Steven J. Schapiro
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2002-10-28
ISBN: 142004091X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Book Excerpt:

The second edition of an international bestseller, this book provides veterinary specialists as well as veterinary and biomedical researchers with detailed information about laboratory animal genetics, diseases, health monitoring, nutrition, and environmental impact on animal experiments. Completely revised and updated, Volume I now contains expand

Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine

Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine
Author: Angela Courtney
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2012-10-18
ISBN: 1439867291
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine Book Excerpt:

Sources of clinical treatment information on nonhuman primates are generally scattered across journals, textbooks, conferences, personal conversations, and more. However, when a clinician on the treatment floor is faced with a patient requiring an immediate treatment decision, time spent on making an informed decision becomes a critical factor. An alternative to conducting a literature search in time-sensitive situations, the Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine supplies guidance and initial direction on diagnosis and treatment, including working doses based on past case experience. It is the frank, to-the-point nature of the writing that makes readers feel as if they had just asked a colleague how to approach a clinical problem and obtained a quick, "what you need to know" answer. The chapter authors draw on personal experience to describe commonly encountered clinical conditions and how to treat these cases—including not only the "dos" but also the "don’ts." This format gives readers easy access to clinical signs, diagnostic criteria, and options for treatment. The Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine is a convenient, concise, case-based handbook written by and for clinicians in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of nonhuman primate patients. Available in both print and electronic formats, this handbook saves readers from having to wade through pages of data and case studies to find answers when time is a factor on the clinic floor.

The IACUC Handbook

The IACUC Handbook
Author: Jerald Silverman,Mark A. Suckow,Sreekant Murthy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 827
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN: 1498703712
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The IACUC Handbook Book Excerpt:

Ever since its establishment by USDA regulation in the mid-1980s, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) has evolved as the premier instrument of animal welfare oversight within research institutions in the United States. As biomedical research continuously grows, the role and impact of the IACUC has increased in scope and complexi

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management E Book

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management   E Book
Author: James S. Gaynor,William W. Muir
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2008-01-29
ISBN: 0323062903
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Veterinary Pain Management E Book Book Excerpt:

You can trust this user-friendly guide to help you meet the increasing need for effective pain management in the animals you treat. It provides instant access to clinically relevant information on pain assessment, pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options, guidelines for managing acute and chronic pain, and unique aspects of pain management in dogs, cats, horses, cattle, birds, reptiles, ferrets, and rabbits. User-friendly format helps you quickly and easily find essential pain management information. Helpful boxes and tables provide at-a-glance access to pharmacologic protocols and clinical applications, including dosages, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Complementary and alternative treatment strategies are included throughout to assist you in using the latest non-pharmacological pain interventions. Case studies clearly illustrate the practical applications of key concepts in the clinical setting and help you sharpen your pain assessment and management skills. New contributors — many of the most respected experts in the field — share their insights and experiences to bring you the most current thinking in this ever-changing discipline. Completely revised and updated content throughout ensures you are using the best and most current information available on analgesic drugs and pain management techniques. An expanded chapter on Pain Management in Horses and Cattle explores the latest advances in treating this group of animals. Eight new chapters offer cutting-edge coverage of hot topics in the field, including: Pain Management in the Cat Pain Management for the Pet Bird Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Reptiles Clinical Approaches to Analgesia in Ferrets and Rabbits Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Dogs Rehabilitation Methods and Modalities for the Cat Quality of Life Issues Hospice and Palliative Care

Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals

Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals
Author: Richard Fish,Peggy J. Danneman,Marilyn Brown,Alicia Karas
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2011-04-28
ISBN: 0080559832
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals Book Excerpt:

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

Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Commission on Life Sciences,Committee on Educational Programs in Laboratory Animal Science
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1991-02-01
ISBN: 0309043824
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Book Excerpt:

Federal law now requires that institutions provide training for anyone caring for or using laboratory animals. This volume provides the guidelines and resources needed to coordinate a quality training program, as well as to meet all legal requirements. A core module for all personnel takes no more than four hours to present. Most staff then proceed to one or more additional skills-development modules including the species-specific module that can be customized to any species in use at the institution, the pain management module, and the surgery module. The volume provides content information for required topics--from ethics to record keeping--and lists sources of additional publications, audiovisual programs, and computerized teaching aids. Included are: Ready-to-use teaching outlines, with detailed instructions for presenting material. Practical guidelines on logistics, covering scheduling, budgeting, and more. Guidelines on how to design training for adults and how to work with investigators who may resist taking training courses. This practical guidebook will be necessary for research institutions, particularly for staff members responsible for training coordination.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals
Author: Institute for Laboratory Animal Research,Commission on Life Sciences,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 118
Release: 1996-08-06
ISBN: 0309588693
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals Book Excerpt:

A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been revised by a committee of experts, based on input from scientists and the public. The Guide incorporates recent research on commonly used species, including farm animals, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: Institutional policies and responsibilities. The committee discusses areas that require policy attention: the role and function of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, protocols for animal care and use, occupational health and safety, personnel qualifications, and other areas. Animal environment, husbandry, and management. The committee offers guidelines on how to design and run a management program, addressing environment, nutrition, sanitation, behavioral and social issues, genetics, nomenclature, and more. Veterinary care. The committee discusses animal procurement and transportation, disease and preventive medicine, and surgery. The Guide addresses pain recognition and relief and issues surrounding euthanasia. Physical plant. The committee identifies design and construction issues, providing guidelines for animal-room doors, drainage, noise control, surgery, and other areas. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities--a resource of proven value, now updated and expanded. This revision will be important to researchers, animal care technicians, facilities managers, administrators at research institutions, policymakers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine
Author: Karen Hrapkiewicz,Leticia Medina
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN: 1118682416
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine Book Excerpt:

Now in its third edition, Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine serves as an introductory resource for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, and laboratory staff on treatment and management of laboratory animals, including mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rabbits, ferrets, and non-human primates. Each species chapter follows a simple and easy-to-use format, covering behavior, anatomic and physiological features, breeding and reproduction, husbandry, handling and restraint, blood collection, urine collection, drug administration, anesthesia, surgery, postoperative care, therapeutic agents, and diseases. Convenient tables supply essential biological and physiological data, blood values, and information on drug dosaging. Appendices include normal values or hematological data and serum biochemical data, as well as a listing of organizations in laboratory animal medicine. Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine not only facilitates safe and humane treatment of animals in laboratory settings but also can serve as a practical guide for veterinary practitioners and technicians who are faced with many of these same species in daily practice.

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine
Author: Lesley A. Colby,Megan H. Nowland,Lucy H. Kennedy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN: 1119489598
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine Book Excerpt:

The revised fifth edition of Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction is an accessible guide to basic information for conducting animal research safely and responsibly. It includes a review of the unique anatomic and physiologic characteristics of laboratory animals, husbandry practices, and veterinary care of many animals frequently used in research, including rodents, rabbits, ferrets, zebrafish, nonhuman primates, and agricultural animals. The updated fifth edition adds two new chapters on zebrafish and large animals, new information on transgenic models and genetic editing, and expanded coverage of environmental enrichment and pain management. The book presents helpful tip boxes, images, and review questions to aid in comprehension and learning, and a companion website provides editable review questions and answers, instructional PowerPoints, and additional images not found in the book. This important text: • Provides a complete introduction to laboratory animal husbandry, diseases, and treatments • Offers a user-friendly format with helpful content that highlights important concepts • Contains new knowledge relating to technical methodologies, diseases, drug dosages, laws and regulations, and organizations • Covers information on regulations, facilities, equipment, housing, and research variables as well as veterinary care • Includes new chapters on zebrafish and cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs Written for veterinary technicians, veterinary students, practicing veterinarians, and research scientists, the fifth edition of Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine continues to offer an essential guide to the ethical treatment and anatomic and physiological characteristics of research animals.

Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses
Author: Mary Ellen Goldberg
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-11-17
ISBN: 111855552X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses Book Excerpt:

Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses guides readers through the important concepts of animal pain management, providing specific approaches to managing pain in a wide variety of veterinary conditions. Emphasizing the technician's role in advocating for the patient, the book equips technicians with the knowledge needed to manage pain in dogs, cats, horses, livestock, exotics, and zoo animals. Logically and comprehensively covering this difficult subject, Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both introductory material on the tenets of pain management and specific techniques to apply in the clinical setting. With information on recognizing and understanding pain, the physiology of pain, pharmacology, and analgesia in different settings, the book outlines how to practice good pain management as an integral part of nursing care. Pain Management for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses provides both basic and advanced information, allowing students, practicing veterinary technicians and nurses, and veterinary staff alike to take a more active role in pain management and develop a more thorough understanding of this complex subject.

Laboratory Animal Medicine

Laboratory Animal Medicine
Author: James G. Fox,Lynn C. Anderson,Franklin M. Loew,Fred W. Quimby
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 900
Release: 2002-06-20
ISBN: 9780080535333
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laboratory Animal Medicine Book Excerpt:

A volume in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine series, this second edition has over 40% new material, including the addition of six new topics and many others that are completely rewritten. The book comprehensively covers the biological and disease aspects of laboratory animal medicine while examining other aspects such as the biohazards associated with the use of animal experimentation and factors complicating the bioethics of animal research.