Description

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents is a single volume, comprehensive book sanctioned by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), covering the rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil and other rodents often used in research. This well-illustrated reference won a 2012 PROSE Award for Best Single Volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers. The book includes basic biology, anatomy, physiology, behavior, infectious and noninfectious diseases, husbandry and breeding, common experimental methods, and use of the species as a research model. With many expert contributors, this will be an extremely valuable publication for biomedical researchers, laboratory animal veterinarians and other professionals engaged in laboratory animal science.

Key Features

  • 2012 PROSE Award winner for Best Single Volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers
  • One-stop resource for advancements in the humane and responsible care of: rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, chinchilla, deer mouse, kangaroo rat, cotton rat, sand rat, and degu
  • Includes up-to-date, common experimental methods
  • Organized by species for easy access during bench research

Readership

The primary audience for this work is biomedical researchers, laboratory animal veternarians, and other professionals engaged in laboratory animal science.

Table of Contents

Preface

List of Contributors

List of Reviewers

PART I. General

Chapter 1. Ethical Considerations and Regulatory Issues

Introduction

Ethical Concepts

Ethical Challenges

Institutional Animal Welfare Oversight

Regulations and Non-regulatory Considerations

Conclusion

REFERENCES

Chapter 2. Anesthesia and Analgesia

Pre-anesthetic Preparation

Controlled Substances

Pharmacology

Anesthesia Circuits

Anesthesia Monitoring and Support

Surgical Anesthesia

Post-operative Monitoring and Pain Assessment

REFERENCES

Chapter 3. Clinical Biochemistry and Hematology

Introduction

Clinical Biochemistry

Rabbit

Guinea Pig

Hamster

Other Rodents

Hematology

Rabbit

Guinea Pig

Hamster

Other Rodents

REFERENCES

Chapter 4. Euthanasia and Necropsy

Introduction

Euthanasia

Necropsy

Pathology Considerations

Acknowledgments

REFERENCES

Chapter 5. Zoonoses and Occupational Health

Introduction

Viral Diseases

Rickettsial Diseases

Chlamydial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases

Fungal Diseases

Cestode Infections

Arthropod Infections

Allergies

Prevention of Allergy and Zoonotic Disease

REFERENCES

PART II. Rabbits

Chapter 6. The Domestic Rabbit,

Introduction and Background

Phylogeny and Taxonomy

Geographic Origins and Diversity

Domestication and Breed Development

Ecology and Conservation

REFERENCES

Chapter 7. Rabbit Genetics and Transgenic Models

Rabbit Genetics

Transgenic Rabbits

Conclusions

REFERENCES

Chapter 8. Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

Introduction

External Features

Details

No. of pages:
1288
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780123809216
Print ISBN:
9780123809209

About the editors

Mark Suckow

Director, Research Animal Resource, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Executive Director, Research Animal Resource, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, USA

Karla Stevens

Affiliations and Expertise

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc., Sommerville, NJ, U.S.A.

Ronald Wilson

Affiliations and Expertise

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA, U.S.A.

Awards

PROSE Award 2012, Book: Best Single Volume Reference/Science, American Association of Publishers

Reviews

"...a thorough review of the responsible use of these species in research...a well organized, easily read volume that serves as both a handy reference and as an authoritative compilation."--Anticancer Research, February 2015

"The book is easy to use, despite its size, as the information is well indexed by diseases and species…I highly recommend this text as the editors with their 112 coauthors have met the goal to provide a comprehensive resource for laboratory rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and other rodents."--Veterinary Pathology, September 2013


"…The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents serves as a thorough review of the responsible use of these species in research… a well organized, easily read volume that serves as both a handy reference and as an authoritative compilation."--Anticancer Research, Volume 33, issue no. 5, May 2013