Laboratory Animal Medicine

Principles and Procedures


  • Margi Sirois, EdD, MS, RVT, LAT, Wright Career College, Overland Park, Kansas, USA

This combination text and lab manual provides clinically relevant coverage of laboratory animal medicine and procedures. It covers a variety of species, including rats, mice, guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, nonhuman primates, and in a separate chapter, nontraditional lab animals, such as swine, chinchillas, armadillos, reptiles, amphibians, bats, farm animals, and dogs and cats. Coverage of each species is presented in a consistent format that includes taxonomy, anatomy and physiology, uses in biomedical research, reproduction, behavior, husbandry, restraint and handling, identification methods, injection techniques, medication administration and anesthesia, blood collection, common diseases, and euthanasia. Other key topics include the laboratory setting, regulatory guidelines, and ethical considerations. The lab manual portion of the book features a variety of exercises and observation sheets.
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Book information

  • Published: November 2004
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09212-8

Table of Contents

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