With laboratory animals, especially rabbits, playing such an important role in biomedical research, the humane care of these animals is an ongoing concern. The Laboratory Rabbit, Second Edition presents basic information and common procedures in detail to provide a quick reference for caretakers, technicians, and researchers in a laboratory setting. Now in full color, the second edition of this book illustrates management practices and technical procedures with numerous figures and tables. It includes updated tables on anesthetic agents, methods of euthanasia, recommended needle sizes, injection sites, approximate values for injection, and sedative and immobilization agents. Plastic comb-bound for convenient and frequent use, this guide also provides sources and suppliers of additional information on rabbits, feed, and sanitation supplies.
Mark A. Suckow, D.V.M., is the Director of the Freimann Life Science Center and Associate Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Suckow earned the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 and completed a post-doctoral residency program in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Michigan in 1990. He is a Past President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and he is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Valerie A. Schroeder is the Technical Services and Training Coordinator for Freimann Life Sciences Center at the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Schroeder is a 1979 Purdue University graduate with an Associate in Applied Science. As a Registered Veterinary Technician, she worked in private small animal practices for 10 years before entering research in 1991. She became a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist in 1995. She was awarded Technician of the Year in 2000 by the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association. Her areas of interest include breeding colony management, occupational health and safety, and training and education.
Fred A. Douglas, Mark A. Suckow, Valerie Schroeder
Taylor & Francis Inc
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Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference
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CRC Press Inc
14 black & white illustrations, 26 colour illustrations, 14 black & white tables