Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare, Third Edition
Sarah Wolfensohn, BSc, VetMB, CertLAS, CBiol, FIBiol, DECLAM, MRCVS
Maggie Lloyd, MA, VetMB, CertLAS, DHE, MRCVS

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This book is directed at veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students, and laboratory animal personnel. The book is primarily animal care in the laboratory environment, including traditional animal care techniques, animal husbandry, and biology. It includes pain management and surgery.

The progress of the book takes the reader through the steps necessary to apply for a license for research (British regulations), a history of animal use in research, ethics of animal use in experiments, statistics of animal use, and other relevant legislation in the UK. Similar steps would likely be necessary for laboratory animal care and use in this country. The book goes on the discuss health, safety, and security of the personnel, whether working as a team or as a lone researcher; pain, stress, and humane endpoints; humane methods of killing; anesthesia of laboratory animals; management of pain, suffering, distress, and lasting harm; conduct of minor procedures; and introduction to surgery and suturing. There is also a section on various species, covering behavior, housing, handling, feeding, environment, breeding, growth, pain/stress recognition, common diseases, health monitoring, biological/reference data, and drug doses for anesthesia/analgesia.

There is a discussion of the creation and monitoring of genetically altered animals and harmful mutants, which discusses the selective breeding for certain traits important for research models.

The book is very thorough. Overall I think this is a good book for laboratory reference. It is factual, and it accurately addresses the conditions under which animals are used in research. Some statements are odd -- for example, that dogs must be lifted from the left-hand side, and that perspiration from a hand can damage waterproofing on a bird -- but those statements are not going to make much difference in the grand scheme of things.

The book's attitude is hard-core research, but it's certainly an important book to read if you are to conduct research or understand the research arena.

Blackwell Publishing, Ames, IA (2003).

Paperback, 400 pages, illustrated with photos and drawings, 6 3/4" x 9 3/4".

ISBN: 978-1-4051-1159-1.


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
 
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* Manual Animal Tech.
 
Flynn's Parasite Lab. Anim. 2nd Ed.
 
Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, 3rd ed, Volumes I and II (VSPN)
 
Lab. Anim. Principles (VSPN Review)
 
Laboratory Animal Medicine: Principles and Procedures (VSPN)
 
Laboratory Mouse – Procedural Techniques (manual and DVD) (VSPN)
 
Laboratory Rat: Procedural Techniques (Manual and DVD) (VSPN)
 
Path. Rod. Rabbit 3rd Ed.
 
The COST Manual of Laboratory Animal Care and Use – Refinement, Reduction and Research (VSPN)
 
The Laboratory Swine, 2nd Ed (VSPN)
 
UFAW Handbook Care and Management of Lab and Research Animals, 8th Ed. (VSPN Review)
 
Veterinary Lab. Medicine 2nd Ed.
 
* Formulary Lab. Animals 3rd Ed.
 
* Path. Rod. Rabbit 2nd Ed.
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: March 30, 2004

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