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Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare

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By (author) Sarah Wolfensohn, By (author) Maggie Lloyd

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  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 259mm x 23mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 14 November 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1405111593
  • ISBN 13: 9781405111591
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd edition
  • Illustrations note: 43
  • Sales rank: 479,377

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This third edition of the bestseller "Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management & Welfare" has been fully revised and updated making it an essential handbook for all those working with animals under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986. Designed to be a practical reference book, it covers every area of animal care and aims to improve animal welfare through best practice and refinement of techniques. It covers principles applicable to all species, including training of licensees, the regulatory framework, euthanasia, management of pain and stress, anaesthesia and surgery, and also includes specific sections on biology and husbandry.

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This third edition of the bestseller Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management & Welfare has been fully revised and updated making it an essential handbook for all those working with animals under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act, 1986. Designed to be a practical reference book, it covers every area of animal care and aims to improve animal welfare through best practice and refinement of techniques. It covers principles applicable to all species, including training of licensees, the regulatory framework, euthanasia, management of pain and stress, anaesthesia and surgery, and also includes specific sections on biology and husbandry.

Table of contents

1. Education and training for the licence holder 2. The regulatory framework 3. Health, safety and security 4. Pain, stress and humane end points 5. Humane methods of killing 6. Introduction to laboratory animal husbandry 7. Anaesthesia of laboratory animals 8. Management of pain, suffering, distress and lasting harm 9. Conduct of minor procedures 10. Introduction to surgery and suturing 11. The project licence application 12. Small laboratory animals 13. Genetically modified animals and harmful mutants 14. Carnivores 15. Primates 16. The larger domestic species 17. Birds 18. Amphibia 19. Wild animals Glossary Index