Laboratory Animal Medicine

Edited by

  • James Fox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Lynn Anderson, VP and Global Scientific Leader, Animal Welfare and Lab Animal Medicine, Covance Laboratories, Inc., Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Franklin Loew, Becker College, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Fred Quimby, Laboratory Animal Research Center, The Rockefeller University, New York, NY


  • James Fox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

A volume in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine series, this second edition has over 40% new material, including the addition of six new topics and many others that are completely rewritten. The book comprehensively covers the biological and disease aspects of laboratory animal medicine while examining other aspects such as the biohazards associated with the use of animal experimentation and factors complicating the bioethics of animal research.
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Veterinary and medical students and researchers who utilize animals in biomedical research.


Book information

  • Published: May 2002
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-263951-7


"...this new edition has maintained the level of quality and quantity one has come to expect from the ACLAM publication series. In its absence, an animal research library should be considered incomplete." -LABORATORY ANIMAL PRACTITIONER (2003) "This book offers students of veterinary medicine with practicing or interested scientists in biology and medicine with clearly written and scientifically valid information on the animals used in biomedical research. While the well chosen photographs and illustrations are important and necessary compliments to the text information, the detailed 60-page index allows 'point-source' location of specific details...well organized, well written, and well published, this volume offers much to many who will be seeking its facts and figures." -VET HUMAN TOXICOL (February 2003) "This book is written in a clear, readable style that is informative on each topic without significant changes in style among the 32 chapters...a valuable reference for those who need this type of laboratory animal information." -VETERINARY PATHOLOGY (2003)