Laboratory Animal Medicine / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

Audience: Veterinary and medical students and researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research.

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Editorial Reviews

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"In its absence, an animal research library should be considered incomplete."
-LABORATORY ANIMAL PRACTITIONER (2003)
"well organized, well written, and well published, this volume offers much to many who will be seeking its facts..."
-VET HUMAN TOXICOL (February 2003)
"This book is written in a clear, readable style that is informative on each topic...a valuable reference..."
-VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (2003)
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Table of Contents

Bennett J. Cohen
List of Contributors
Preface
List of Reviewers for Chapters in This Volume
Ch. 1 Laboratory Animal Medicine: Historical Perspectives
Ch. 2 Laws, Regulations, and Policies Affecting the Use of Laboratory Animals
Ch. 3 Biology and Diseases of Mice
Ch. 4 Biology and Diseases of Rats
Ch. 5 Biology and Diseases of Hamsters
Ch. 6 Biology and Diseases of Guinea Pigs
Ch. 7 Biology and Diseases of Other Rodents
Ch. 8 Woodchucks as Laboratory Animals
Ch. 9 Biology and Diseases of Rabbits
Ch. 10 Microbiological Quality Control for Laboratory Rodents and Lagomorphs
Ch. 11 Biology and Diseases of Dogs
Ch. 12 Domestic Cats as Laboratory Animals
Ch. 13 Biology and Diseases of Ferrets
Ch. 14 Biology and Diseases of Ruminants: Sheep, Goats, and Cattle
Ch. 15 Biology and Diseases of Swine
Ch. 16 Nonhuman Primates
Ch. 17 Biology and Diseases of Amphibians
Ch. 18 Biology and Diseases of Reptiles
Ch. 19 Biology and Management of the Zebrafish
Ch. 20 Biology and Health of Laboratory Fishes
Ch. 21 Design and Management of Animal Facilities
Ch. 22 Preanesthesia, Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Euthanasia
Ch. 23 Techniques of Experimentation
Ch. 24 Control of Biohazards Associated with the Use of Experimental Animals
Ch. 25 Selected Zoonoses
Ch. 26 Xenozoonoses: The Risk of Infection after Xenotransplantation
Ch. 27 Genetic Monitoring
Ch. 28 Transgenic and Knockout Mice
Ch. 29 Factors That May Influence Animal Research
Ch. 30 Animal Models in Biomedical Research
Ch. 31 Research in Laboratory Animal and Comparative Medicine
Ch. 32 Laboratory Animal Behavior
Index
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