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Laboratory Animal Medicine

Principles and Procedures

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.

Book, 368 Pages

Published: November 2004

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09212-8


  • 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


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