Laboratory Animal Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition

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Laboratory Animal Medicine - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 2nd Edition


Learn how to properly handle and care for lab animals and exotic species with Laboratory Animal and Exotic Pet Medicine, Principles and Procedures, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive resource provides the latest anatomy, physiology, and taxonomy information on a wide variety of species — including birds, reptiles and amphibians, rats and mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, wildlife, woodchucks, armadillos, frogs, and fish. Coverage also includes a number of commonly performed procedures (such as blood collection, medicine administration, and animal husbandry) and in-depth information on housing, restraint, nutrition, common diseases, diagnostics, and therapeutics. Research-related information, including legal and ethical issues surrounding exotic animals being kept as pets, as well as the humane use of animals in research, make this text a must-have resource for any aspiring vet tech or professional who must work with lab animals.

  • Comprehensive coverage of a variety of topics such as animal species, the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations prepares readers for a career in laboratory animal medicine
  • Familiarizes readers with the handling, behavior, nutrition, and lab and treatment procedures for a large variety of common and nontraditional laboratory animals
  • The consistent organization of each species chapter makes it easy for readers to quickly identify similarities and differences among various laboratory animals
  • Laboratory exercises are included in a perforated section at the end of the book, allowing users to apply their knowledge and develop job skills
  • Features a wealth of user-friendly features such as a two-color design, learning objectives, key points, and review questions
  • Provides detailed information on specific legal and ethical requirements of lab animal care and use, including the ethics of pain management
  • Convenient boxes and tables provide quick access to important anatomic and physiologic data for each species
  • Discusses specific uses of each species in biomedical research, providing readers with a perspective on animal use that allows them to explain the benefits of animal use as required by veterinary technology program accreditation procedures
    • NEW! Updated design features more high-quality, full-color illustrations and a revised reader-friendly layout with learning objectives and key points to make content easier to follow.
    Part One Principles of Laboratory Animal Medicine
    1. Introduction to Laboratory Animal Medicine
    2. The Research Environment
    Part Two Laboratory Animals
    3. The Rat
    4. The Mouse
    5. The Guinea Pig
    6. The Hamster, Gerbil, and Ferret
    7. The Rabbit
    8. Nonhuman Primates
    9. Nontraditional Laboratory Animals
    Part Three Laboratory Manual
    10. Laboratory Exercises
    Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, LAT, Wright Career College, Overland Park, Kansas, USA
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