The Laboratory Guinea Pig

The Laboratory Guinea Pig

Paperback Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference

By (author) Donna J. Clemons, By (author) Jennifer L. Seeman, Series edited by Mark A. Suckow

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  • Publisher: CRC Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 172 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 234mm x 13mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 13 June 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Bosa Roca
  • ISBN 10: 143983556X
  • ISBN 13: 9781439835562
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 52 colour illustrations, 14 black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 1,231,566

Product description

Praise for the First Edition "This book is easy to read and has many informative illustrations!I would strongly recommend this book to those interested in a broad introduction to the care and use of laboratory guinea pigs as well as to laboratory animal technicians, managers, veterinarians and scientists who do not have direct access to large, well organized animal resource units with extensive library facilities." --John D. Young, Contemporary Topics The Laboratory Guinea Pig provides a compact and well- illustrated introduction to research on the guinea pig. The second edition of this popular handbook facilitates quick reference to the behavioral and physical traits of the guinea pig, as well as practical information on its unique anatomical and biological features. Numerous tables and color illustrations help the reader identify features of anatomy and understand health issues and care requirements. Supplying a stepwise introduction to common laboratory techniques, the new edition of this trusted reference provides guidance that supports the humane care and use of guinea pigs in the laboratory setting.

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Donna J. Clemons and Jennifer L. Seeman are with Covance Laboratories in Madison, Wisconsin.

Table of contents

important biological features introduction breeds behavior anatomic and physiologic features husbandry housing environmental conditions environmental enrichment nutrition sanitation transportation record keeping management regulatory agencies and compliance institutional animal care and use committee (iacuc) occupational health and zoonotic diseases animal health monitoring program veterinary care basic veterinary supplies physical examination of the guinea pig quarantine clinical signs of illness in guinea pigs common clinical problems general treatment of a disease disease prevention through sanitation anesthesia and analgesia aseptic surgery postsurgical management euthanasia experimental methodology restraint sampling procedures compound administration techniques adjuvants safety testing procedures necropsy resources organizations publications online resources animal sources feed equipment references