Description

Laboratory Animal Welfare provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman primates, agricultural animals, avian animals and aquatic animals.

The book examines the impact of experiment design and environment on animal welfare, as well as emergency situations and euthanasia practices. Readers will benefit from a review of regulations and policy guidelines concerning lab animal use, as well as information on assessing animal welfare. With discussions of the history and ethics of animals in research, and a debate on contemporary and international issues, this book is a go-to resource for laboratory animal welfare.

Readership

Researchers working with laboratory animal species, academic, government, and corporate sectors across the biological and biomedical sciences.

Table of Contents

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Series

Preface

Acknowledgments

List of Reviewers

Contributors

Chapter 1. History, Philosophies, and Concepts of Animal Welfare

Abstract

Events

Philosophies

Concepts

Conclusion

References

Chapter 2. Ethics and Animal Welfare

Abstract

Why Discuss Ethics in a Book about Animal Welfare

Morality and Moral Status

Ethical Theories

The Three Rs

Summary

References

Chapter 3. Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines Impacting Laboratory Animal Welfare

Abstract

Introduction

The Animal Welfare Act

Public Health Service Policy

The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

Summary

References

Further Reading

Chapter 4. Animal Welfare Assessment Considerations

Abstract

Methods of Welfare Assessment

Assessment Standards

Assessing the Welfare of Animals in Cancer Research

Ensuring Observer Accuracy

Implementation of Assessment Standards

Challenges to Overcome

Conclusions

References

Chapter 5. Contemporary Issues in Laboratory Animal Welfare

Abstract

Introduction

Globalization of Animal Use

Ethics

Transparency and Public Involvement

Economic Issues

Scientific and Technological Progress

Building a Robust Animal Welfare Program within Your Institution

Conclusions

References

Chapter 6. Laboratory Animal Welfare: International Issues

Abstract

Introduction

How Countries Provide a Framework for Research Animal Welfare Oversight

A Diversity of Definitions of Animal Welfare

Enhancing Research Animal Welfare through t

Details

No. of pages:
336
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123851031
Electronic ISBN:
9780123851048

Reviews

"One just has to read the preface of Laboratory Animal Welfare to understand the importance of the book as a comprehensive reference tool regarding historical, current, and future issues concerning laboratory animal welfare…Insight into contemporary issues, both in the U.S. and abroad, is provided and discussed."--Laboratory Animal Practitioner, March 2014
"This volume is a pivotal and authoritative resource…provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the science of animal welfare within research settings…the gold standard of publications and training for veterinarians and those working with laboratory animals."--Anticancer Research, 34, 2014