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

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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“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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813829661
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • 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 a consultant in laboratory animal medicine and an adjunct faculty instructor at Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn, Michigan.

Lesley Colby, DVM, MS, DACLAM is Senior Director of Animal Resources and Operations at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington.

Patricia Denison, LVT, LATG, is a licensed veterinary technician at Veterinary Emergency Service in Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Table of Contents

About the Authors     xi
Preface     xiii
Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine     3
Organizations     3
Animals Used in Research, Product Safety Testing, and Teaching     8
The 3R's: Reduction, Replacement, and Refinement     11
Internet Resources     13
Technical References     13
Regulations, Policies, and Principles Governing the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals     14
Animal Welfare Act and Regulations     14
General References     26
Facility, Equipment, Housing, and Management     27
Laboratory Animal Facility Design     27
Biosecurity     28
Facility Equipment     32
Housing     34
Management     37
General References     38
Technical References     38
Mice     39
Genetics     39
Ecologic Types     40
Uses     41
Behavior     41
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     42
Breeding and Reproduction     43
Husbandry     44
Techniques     47
Therapeutic Agents     57
Introductionto Diseases of Mice     57
Internet Resources     72
General References     72
Technical References     72
Rats     79
Genetics     79
Ecologic Types     80
Uses     80
Behavior     80
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     81
Breeding and Reproduction     82
Husbandry     83
Techniques     85
Therapeutic Agents     94
Introduction to Diseases of Rats     94
Internet Resources     107
General References     108
Technical References     108
Gerbils     112
Uses     112
Behavior     113
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     113
Breeding and Reproduction     114
Husbandry     115
Techniques     116
Therapeutic Agents     121
Introduction to Diseases of Gerbils     123
General References     127
Technical References     128
Hamsters     130
Uses     130
Behavior     131
Anatomic and Physiologic Features      131
Breeding and Reproduction     133
Husbandry     134
Techniques     135
Therapeutic Agents     140
Introduction to Diseases of Hamsters     142
General References     149
Technical References     149
Guinea Pigs     152
Uses     152
Behavior     153
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     153
Breeding and Reproduction     155
Husbandry     156
Techniques     158
Therapeutic Agents     163
Introduction to Diseases of Guinea Pigs     164
Internet Resources     176
General References     176
Technical References     177
Chinchillas     180
Uses     180
Behavior     181
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     181
Breeding and Reproduction     182
Husbandry     183
Techniques     185
Therapeutic Agents     189
Introduction to Diseases of Chinchillas     189
General References     195
Technical References     196
Rabbits      198
Breeds     198
Uses     199
Behavior     199
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     199
Breeding and Reproduction     202
Husbandry     203
Techniques     205
Therapeutic Agents     217
Introduction to Diseases of Rabbits     217
Internet Resources     237
General References     237
Technical References     238
Ferrets     242
Uses     242
Behavior     243
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     244
Breeding and Reproduction     246
Husbandry     247
Techniques     249
Therapeutic Agents     257
Introduction to Diseases of Ferrets     257
Internet Resources     277
General References     277
Technical References     277
Nonhuman Primates     280
Taxonomy     280
Uses     284
Behavior     285
Anatomic and Physiologic Features     286
Breeding and Reproduction     287
Husbandry     288
Techniques     291
Therapeutic Agents     300
Introduction to Diseases of Nonhuman Primates     306
Internet Resources     324
General References     324
Technical References     325
Research Variables and Quality Control     330
Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors     330
Quality Control     338
General References     342
Technical References     342
Normal Values     343
CD Images     348
Index     355
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