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Laboratory animals, including dogs, play an important role in biomedical research and medical advances. Dogs have a long history of use in research and have contributed enormously to the health and welfare of both humans and animals. The humane care and management of these animals is a fundamental component of their use in medical research.
The Laboratory Canine clearly presents basic background information covering subjects that apply specifically to dogs used in research settings, such as basic biological features, husbandry, management, veterinary care, experimental methodology, and resources. The book offers guidance on performing a detailed physical examination, including necessary veterinary supplies, clinical signs of illness, clinical conditions, and reference tables of widely used veterinary drugs. It discusses the human-animal bond or the relationship between people and animals and its significance and importance to the quality of research, the health of the animals, and the emotional health of staff caring for or working with animals. It also examines anesthetic and surgical procedures that include pre-, intra-, and post-anesthesia/operative monitoring. The Laboratory Canine contains reference charts for monitoring patients through post-operative recovery and reference tables for anesthetics and analgesics.
Because dogs are a highly visible species in the eyes of the public and regulators, it is important that individuals working with laboratory canines have the proper training and experience. This valuable resource is ideal for those charged with the care and use of canines in a research setting.
IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL FEATURES
Origin of the Dog Dog Breeds Dog Behavior Anatomic and Physiologic Features of Dogs Normative Values of the Dog
Housing Facility Design Considerations Room Construction Features (Macroenvironment)
Outdoor Housing Cage Materials and Design (Microenvironment)
Cage Size Standards Environmental Conditions Animal Care Nutrition and Water Environmental Enrichment Exercise Requirements Sanitation Daily Schedule Weekly Schedule Semimonthly Schedule Room Sanitation Schedule Sanitation Quality Assurance Monitoring Animal Receipt Animal Identification Transportation Record Keeping Husbandry Records Census Records Medical Records
Regulatory Agencies and Compliance U.S. Department of Agriculture Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Good Laboratory Practice Regulations The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International State and Local Agencies Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Occupational Health and Safety Zoonoses Rabies Scabies Intestinal Helminthes Giardiasis Infections Resulting from Bite Wounds Human-Animal Bond
Preventative Health Program Sources Quarantine, Stabilization, and Acclimation Colony Separation Clinical Management Basic Veterinary Supplies The Physical Examination Clinical Signs of Illness in Dogs Common Clinical Problems Viral Diseases Canine Parvovirus Canine Distemper Canine Coronavirus Rabies Kennel Cough Bacterial Diseases Leptospirosis Parasitic Diseases Protozoa Nematodes Cestodes Arthropods Fleas Mites Lice Ticks Fungal Diseases Miscellaneous Diseases and Conditions Interdigital Cysts Juvenile Polyarteritis Syndrome: Beagle Pain Syndrome Cherry Eye Dental Conditions Obesity Implant Problems Traumatic Injuries Behavioral Disorders Treatment of Diseases General Treatment of Diarrhea General Treatment of Dehydration General Treatment of Anorexia Drug Dosages in Dogs Disease Prevention Through Sanitation Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation Common Definitions Principles of General Anesthesia Stages of Anesthesia Stage I: Voluntary Excitement Stage II: Involuntary Excitement or Delirium Stage III: Surgical Anesthesia Stage IV: Medullary Paralysis and Respiratory Arrest Assessment of the Depth of Anesthesia Respiration Cardiovascular Reflexes Ocular Preanesthetic Management Characteristics of Commonly Used Preanesthetics Choosing an Anesthetic Regimen Characteristics of Commonly Used Injectable Anesthetics Principles of Gas Anesthesia Characteristics of Commonly Used Gas Anesthetics Principles of Local Anesthesia Aseptic Surgery Facilities, Features, and Equipment Endotracheal Intubation Personnel Preoperative Preparation Operating Room Procedures Postsurgical Management Guidelines for the Assessment of Signs of Pain in Animals Blood Donors Euthanasia Signs of Morbidity (State of Disease or Illness) in Animals Selected Criteria for Euthanasia of Moribund (State of Dying)
Canine Handling and Restraint Mechanical Restraint Devices Sample Collection Methods Blood Collection Urine Collection Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection Collection of Feces Bone Marrow Collection Test Article/Compound Administration Techniques Formulation Guidelines Volume Guidelines Oral Dosing Injection Sites Implantable Osmotic Minipumps Telemetry Necropsy
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