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Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction / Edition 4
     

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction / Edition 4

by Karen Hrapkiewicz, Lesley Colby, Patricia Denison
 

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ISBN-10: 111834510X

ISBN-13: 9781118345108

Pub. Date: 11/11/2013

Publisher: Wiley

Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, Fourth Edition offers a user-friendly guide to the unique anatomy and physiology, care, common diseases, and treatment of small mammals and nonhuman primates. Carefully designed for ease of use, the book includes tip boxes, images, and review questions to aid in comprehension and learning. The Fourth

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Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, Fourth Edition offers a user-friendly guide to the unique anatomy and physiology, care, common diseases, and treatment of small mammals and nonhuman primates. Carefully designed for ease of use, the book includes tip boxes, images, and review questions to aid in comprehension and learning. The Fourth Edition adds new information on transgenic mice, drug dosages, techniques, and environmental enrichment, making the book a comprehensive working manual for the care and maintenance of common laboratory animals.

The book includes information on topics ranging from genetics and behavior to husbandry and techniques in mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rabbits, ferrets, and nonhuman primates. A companion website provides editable review questions and answers, instructional PowerPoints, and additional images not found in the book. Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine is an invaluable resource for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and research scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118345108
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/11/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Sales rank:
417,581
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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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