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Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, 5th Edition

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Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, 5th Edition

Lesley A. Colby, Megan H. Nowland, Lucy H. Kennedy

ISBN: 978-1-119-48956-6 December 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 480 Pages

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The revised fifth edition of Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction is an accessible guide to basic information for conducting animal research safely and responsibly. It includes a review of the unique anatomic and physiologic characteristics of laboratory animals, husbandry practices, and veterinary care of many animals frequently used in research, including rodents, rabbits, ferrets, zebrafish, nonhuman primates, and agricultural animals. 

The updated fifth edition adds two new chapters on zebrafish and large animals, new information on transgenic models and genetic editing, and expanded coverage of environmental enrichment and pain management.  The book presents helpful tip boxes, images, and review questions to aid in comprehension and learning, and a companion website provides editable review questions and answers, instructional PowerPoints, additional images not found in the book, and video clips. This important text: 

•     Provides a complete introduction to laboratory animal husbandry, diseases, and treatments
•     Offers a user-friendly format with helpful content that highlights important concepts
•     Contains new knowledge relating to technical methodologies, diseases, drug dosages, laws and regulations, and organizations
•     Covers information on regulations, facilities, equipment, housing, and research variables as well as veterinary care
•     Includes new chapters on zebrafish and cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs 

Written for veterinary technicians, veterinary students, practicing veterinarians, and research scientists, the fifth edition of Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine continues to offer an essential guide to the ethical treatment and anatomic and physiological characteristics of research animals.

About the Authors

Preface

About the Companion Web Site

1 Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine

Animals Used in Research, Teaching and Testing

Ethical Considerations

Organizations

References

Further Reading

Chapter 1 Review

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

Animal Welfare Act and Regulations

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Other Regulations, Policies, Guidance Documents, and Organizations

References

Further Reading

Chapter 2 Review

3 Facility Design, Housing, Equipment, and Management

Laboratory Animal Facility Design

Common Facility Classifications

Housing

Facility Equipment

Management

References

Further Reading

Chapter 3 Review

4 Mice

Genetics

Microbiologic Classifications

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Special Techniques: Transgenic Production Technology

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Mice

References

Further Reading

Chapter 4 Review

5 Rats

Genetics

Microbiologic Classifications

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Rats

References

Further Reading

Chapter 5 Review

6 Gerbils

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Gerbils

References

Further Reading

Chapter 6 Review

7 Hamsters

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Hamsters

References

Further Reading

Chapter 7 Review

8 Guinea Pigs

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Guinea Pigs

References

Further Reading

Chapter 8 Review

9 Chinchillas

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Chinchillas

References

Further Reading

Chapter 9 Revie

10 Zebrafish

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Reproduction and Life Stages

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Zebrafish

References

Further Reading

Chapter 10 Review

11 Rabbits

Breeds

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Rabbits

References

Further Reading

Chapter 11 Review

12 Ferrets

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Ferrets

References

Further Reading

Chapter 12 Review

13 Primates

Taxonomy

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Nonhuman Primates

References

Further Reading

Chapter 13 Review

14 Cattle, Sheep, Goats, and Pigs

Uses

Behavior

Anatomic and Physiologic Features

Breeding and Reproduction

Husbandry

Techniques

Therapeutic Agents

Introduction to Diseases of Agricultural Animals of Particular Importance to Research

References

Further Reading

Chapter 14 Review

15 Research Variables, Biosecurity, and Colony Health Surveillance

Research Variables

Biosecurity and Exclusion of Contaminants

Animal Colony Health Surveillance

References

Further Reading

Chapter 15 Review

Appendix 1: Normal Values

Appendix 2: Comparative Biologic and Reproductive Values by Species

Answers to Review Questions

Index