Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction / Edition 3

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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

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

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"This was both an enjoyable and interesting book and its extensive coverage of laboratory animal health is without doubt its greatest strength." (BTS Newsletter)

"I found this book to be well written and neatly organized. It contains valuable, up-to-date information … .The text is well written and informative and will serve as a helpful reference." (Exotic DVM Magazine)

Booknews
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813829661
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Hrapkiewicz, DVM, MS, DACLAM, is Program Director of Veterinary Technology, Department of Laboratory Animal Resources, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.

Leticia Medina, DVM, DACLAM, is Manager of Animal Welfare and Compliance, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Preface.

1 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Organizations.

Animals Used in Research, Product Safety Testing, and Teaching.

The 3R's: Reduction, Replacement, and Refinement.

Internet Resources.

Technical References.

2 Regulations, Policies, and Principles Governing the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Animal Welfare Act and Regulations.

General References.

3 Facility, Equipment, Housing, and Management.

Laboratory Animal Facility Design.

Biosecurity.

Facility Equipment.

Housing.

Management.

General References.

Technical References.

4 Mice.

Genetics.

Ecologic Types.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introductionto Diseases of Mice.

Internet Resources.

General References.

Technical References.

5 Rats.

Genetics.

Ecologic Types.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Rats.

Internet Resources.

General References.

Technical References.

6 Gerbils.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Gerbils.

General References.

Technical References.

7 Hamsters.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Hamsters.

General References.

Technical References.

8 Guinea Pigs.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Guinea Pigs.

Internet Resources.

General References.

Technical References.

9 Chinchillas.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Chinchillas.

General References.

Technical References.

10 Rabbits.

Breeds.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Rabbits.

Internet Resources.

General References.

Technical References.

11 Ferrets.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Ferrets.

Internet Resources.

General References.

Technical References.

12 Nonhuman Primates.

Taxonomy.

Uses.

Behavior.

Anatomic and Physiologic Features.

Breeding and Reproduction.

Husbandry.

Techniques.

Therapeutic Agents.

Introduction to Diseases of Nonhuman Primates.

Internet Resources.

General References.

Technical References.

13 Research Variables and Quality Control.

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors.

Quality Control.

General References.

Technical References.

Appendix 1: Normal Values.

Appendix 2: CD Images.

Index.

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