The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents

Paperback American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine

Edited by Mark A. Suckow, Edited by Karla A. Stevens, Edited by Ronald P. Wilson

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  • Publisher: Academic Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 1288 pages
  • Dimensions: 226mm x 279mm x 69mm | 3,651g
  • Publication date: 17 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: San Diego
  • ISBN 10: 0123809207
  • ISBN 13: 9780123809209
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 575 illustrations (575 in full color)
  • Sales rank: 1,261,806

Product 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. 2012 PROSE Award winner for Best Single Volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers. It offers 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. It includes up-to-date, common experimental methods. It is organized by species for easy access during bench research.

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"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

Table of contents

General Ethical Considerations and Regulatory IssuesAnesthesia and AnalgesiaClinical Biochemistry and HematologyEuthanasia and NecropsyZoonoses and Occupational Health Rabbits Guinea Pigs Hamsters Chinchillas Other Rodents DeguNaked Mole RatDeer Mouse Dormice Kangaroo Rat Cotton Rat Sand Rat Pocket Gopher White Tailed Rat Gerbils (Jirds) Appendices FormularyNormative Values