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 nonhuman 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 volumes, injection volumes, and information on drug doses. Appendices include normal values of hematological and serum biochemical data.
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. This new edition of the popular book on treatment and care of common laboratory animals: Features new chapters introducing the field of laboratory animal medicine, the research environment, and regulations governing animals used in research. Now includes quality photographs throughout and CD-ROM of additional resources, Provides quick access to information in the same user-friendly format.
About the Author:
Karen Hrapkiewkz, DVM, MS, DACLAM, is clinical veterinarian for the Division of Laboratory Animal Resources at Wayne State University and the directorof the veterinary technology program at Wayne County Community College District, Detroit, Michigan
About the Author:
Leticia Medina, DVM, DACLAM, is Manager of Animal Welfare and Compliance, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL
Updates Donald Holmes' 1984 guide to the veterinary care of animals used in research and often kept as pets. Includes information on unique anatomic and physiological characteristics, care and maintenance, common diseases, and recommended treatment. Covers rodents, rabbits, ferrets, and nonhuman primates. Holmes is now retired, but listed as the third author. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
From the Publisher
“New information on drugs, techniques and more compliment features on laboratory animal management, while a companion website offers more review questions, answers and PowerPoint support, making this a fine acquisition for any working with clinical lab animals.” (Midwest Book Review, 1 June 2014)