Description

This reference series provides researchers of all kinds with comprehensive practical information on different species of laboratory animals, for daily laboratory use. Each title in the series in devoted to a different species. and draws together all available data in one easily accessible source. Each has similar format, with sections on the strains available, their husbandry and special diets. This leads to sections on gross anatomy, endocrinology and reproduction, followed by more detailed sections on neuroanatomy, vasculature, cell biology and histology of particular organs and structures, and a section on molecular biology. High quality illustrations are included throughout, with copious color histology microphotographs.

Key Features

@introbul:Key Features @bul:* Comprehensive reference source for anybody working with laboratory fish * 2-color, user-friendly format * Copious high quality illustrations included throughout * Color plate section * Glossary * Appendix of useful addresses

Readership

Researchers and students in the biological, veterinary, and medical sciences, the pharmaceutical industry, and commercial toxicological and pathology laboratories.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction(Diversity of fish, early observations and descriptions, fish in experimentation) Part 2: Housing, Maintenance, and Breeding Facilities and Husbandry (Large Fish Models) Facilities and Husbandry (Small Fish Models) Diet Common Diseases and Treatment Part 3: Gross Functional Anatomy Integumentary System Skeletal System Muscular System Nervous System Respiratory System Circulatory System Digestive System Urinary Tract Endocrine System Immune System Sensory Systems Reproductive Systems Part 4: Microscopic Functional Anatomy Integumentary System Skeletal System Fish as an Experimental Model for Studying Muscule Function Nervous System Respiratory System Circulatory System Digestive System Urinary Tract Endocrine System Immune System Sensory Systems Reproductive Systems Part 5: Procedures Stress and Anesthesia Collection of Body Fluids Routes of Administration for Chemical Agents Fish Necropsy Surgical Techniques Fixation of Fish Tissues Autoradiography of Fishes Part 6: Experimental Models Cancer Toxicology Cell and Tissue Culture Glossary Index

Details

No. of pages:
678
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2000
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780125296502
Electronic ISBN:
9780080533476

Reviews

"I was very impressed with the gross functional anatomy and microscopic anatomy sections...These sections alone were worth the value of the book...I would recommend this book as an institutional resource for any institution involed in diverse animal research and comparative medicine. It would be a great addition for someone's personal library on comparative medicine and biology." - Laboratory Animal Practioner (March 2006) "...an impressive in depth volume on laboratory fish. ...[it] is one volume all laboratories working with fish should invest in and have close at hand." -Thomas Moon, University of Ottawa for COMPARATIVE BIOCHEMISTRY AND PHYSIOLOGY (July 2002) "I would recommend this book to any individual working with fish, from the basic researcher to the laboratory animal veterinarian. It is an excellent book with few faults. I believe it would be a powerful addition to any resource library. Highly recommended!" —Jean-Noel Eynard for VETERINARY MEDICINE TODAY (June 2002)