Laboratory Animal Husbandry

Laboratory Animal Husbandry

Author: Michael W. Fox

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887061370

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 267

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The laboratory animal environment: room for concern. Present standards and questionable conditions. Experimental variables. Social influences and pheromones. Social deprivation and isolation effects. Handling, socialization, and caretaker effects. Genotypic and phenotypic variables. Alternatives and new directions. Behavioral and ethical aspets of pain and suffering in research animals. Animal health and welfare - toward the one medicene. Animal rights: ethical issues and human obligations.

The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research

The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research

Author: Bernard E. Rollin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849349826

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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This volume focuses on considerations that maximize both scientific benefit and animal well-being for major species of animals used in biomedical research. Each species is discussed in terms of uses in research; basic biology; husbandry requirements; proper handling; disease control; anesthesia, analgesia, and stress control; natural behavior, behavioral needs, psychological needs, and social needs; and ideal environment for the animals. This book is a must for anyone working with experimental animals.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science

Author: Jann Hau

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429801594

Category: Medical

Page: 1012

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Building upon the success of previous editions of the bestselling Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, first published in 1994, this latest revision combines all three volumes in one definitive guide. It covers the essential principles and practices of Laboratory Animal Science as well as selected animal models in scientific disciplines where much progress has been made in recent years. Each individual chapter focuses on an important subdiscipline of laboratory animal science, and the chapters can be read and used as stand-alone texts, with only limited necessity to consult other chapters for information. With new contributors at the forefront of their fields, the book reflects the scientific and technological advances of the past decade. It also responds to advances in our understanding of animal behavior, emphasizing the importance of implementing the three Rs: replacing live animals with alternative methods, reducing the number of animals used, and refining techniques to minimize animal discomfort. This fourth edition will be useful all over the world as a textbook for laboratory animal science courses for postgraduate and undergraduate students and as a handbook for scientists who work with animals in their research, for university veterinarians, and for other specialists in laboratory animal science.

What Animals Want

What Animals Want

Author: Director of the Animal Welfare Assurance Program Larry Carbone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195161963

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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Larry Carbone provides a balanced and reasonable advocacy of animal rights, looking at how to ethically and responsibly conduct biomedical and behavioural research that respects the rights and welfare of all subjects including animals.