Anesthesia and Analgesia in Laboratory Animals

Edited By

  • Dennis Kohn, Institute of Comparative Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Sally Wixson, BASF Bioresearch Corp, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • William White, Charles River Laboratories, Inc., Wilmington, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • G. Benson, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois


Lab animal veterinarians in academia, industry, and government, veterinary students and researchers, pharmaceutical researchers, cell biologists, microbiologists, epidemiologists, pathologists, physiologists, and all those concerned with the provision of anesthesia and analgesia to laboratory animals (all biomedical researchers, including medical students), institutional animal care committees.


Book information

  • Published: April 1997
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-417570-9


"This long awaited text is the first comprehensive reference covering the use of anesthetics and analgesics for animals used in biomedical research... This book is an extremely important reference for the use of animals in research and is a necessary addition to the animal care and use library."
--Mark Klinger in ASLAP NEWSLETTER

"I found the information in all areas comprehensive and supported by detailed citations... Every facility that uses animals for research should have a copy of this book... All the contributors should be congratulated on filling an important gap in knowledge, and moreover, filling it to a high standard."
" in-depth, well written text on analgesia and anaesthesia of the laboratory animals that should be welcome on the shelves of laboratory veterinarians, researchers and technicians.
This reference has fulfilled my expectations of publications from the American College of Laboratory Animal Science. The reading is easy with a ready balance of theory and practicality... This book is an invaluable reference for investigators, ethics committee members, laboratory animal practitioners, and veterinarians in practice. I recommend it wholeheartedly."

Table of Contents

R.E. Fish, Pharmacology of Injectable Anesthetics.D.B. Brunson, Pharmacology of Inhalation Anesthetics.J.E. Heavner, Pharmacology of Analgesics.S.V. Hildebrand, Paralytic Agents.D.E. Mason and M.J. Brown, Monitoring of Anesthesia.P.J. Danneman, Monitoring of Analgesia.G.A. Vogler, Anesthesia Equipment: Types and Uses.W.J. White and J.R. Blum, Design of Surgical Suites and Postsurgical Care Units.S.K. Wixson and K.L. Smiler, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Rodents.N.S. Lipman, R.P. Marini, and P.A. Flecknell, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Rabbits.S.J. Popilskis and D.F. Kohn, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Nonhuman Primates.R.C. Harvey, R.R. Paddleford, S.J. Popilskis, and S.K. Wixson, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets.C.I. Dunlop and R.F. Hoyt, Jr., Anesthesia and Analgesia in Ruminants.A.C. Smith, W.J. Ehler, and M.M. Swindle, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Swine.D.O. Schaeffer, Anesthesia and Analgesia in Nontraditional Laboratory Animal Species.S.C. Haskins and P. Eisele, Postoperative Support and Intensive Care.M. Maze, D.A. Daunt, and M. Salonen, Current Research in Anesthesia and Trends in Clinical Applications.Appendix.Subject Index.