The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals

Edited by Robert C. Hubrecht , Edited by James Kirkwood

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The seminal reference on the care of laboratory and captiveanimals, The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management ofLaboratory and Other Research Animals is a must-have for anyoneworking in this field. The UFAW Handbook has been thedefinitive text since 1947. Written for an international audience,it contains contributions from experts from around the world. The book focuses on best practice principles throughout, providingcomprehensive coverage, with all chapters being peer reviewed byanonymous referees. As well as addressing the husbandry oflaboratory animals, the content is also of great value to zoos andaquaria. Changes for the eighth edition: Revised and updated to reflect developments since publicationof the previous edition. New chapters on areas of growing concern, including: the 3Rs;phenotyping; statistics and experimental design; welfareassessment; legislation; training of people caring for lab animals;and euthanasia. All material combined into one volume for ease ofreference. This book is published on behalf of UFAW (The UniversitiesFederation for Animal Welfare), with whom we also publish theUFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series. This majorseries of books provides an authoritative source ofinformation on worldwide developments, current thinking and bestpractice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. Fordetails of all of the titles in the series see www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.

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  • Hardback | 848 pages
  • 220.98 x 276.86 x 43.18mm | 2,540.1g
  • 26 Apr 2010
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 1405175230
  • 9781405175234
  • 901,136

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Robert Hubrecht BSc PhD CBiol FIBiol is Deputy Scientific Director of the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW). James Kirkwood BVSc PhD CBiol FIBiol MRCVS is Chief Executive and Scientific Director of UFAW. UFAW is an internationally recognised, independent, scientific and educational animal welfare charity concerned with improving knowledge and understanding of animals' needs in order to promote high standards of welfare for farm, companion, laboratory, captive wild animals and those with which we interact in the wild.

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"In summary, this is a must-have book for those working with research animals. However, it is much more than that: the principles of thoughtful use and care of animals are widely applicable to other veterinary relationships too, whether pet, farm or zoo animals. I recommend it to vets, nurses and students with an interest in and concern for the ethical use of all non-human animals." (The Veterinary Record, January 2011) "And this perfect balance between theory and practice continues throughout the volume both in the broad introductory chapters and the species-specific sections. In summary this is an excellent addition to UFAW's seminal collection of animal welfare texts." (Veterinary Practice, November 2010)

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The seminal reference on the care of laboratory and captive animals, "The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals" is a must-have for anyone working in this field. The UFAW Handbook has been the definitive text since 1947. Written for an international audience, it contains contributions from experts from around the world. The book focuses on best practice principles throughout, providing comprehensive coverage, with all chapters being peer reviewed by anonymous referees. As well as addressing the husbandry of laboratory animals, the content is also of great value to zoos and aquaria. Praise for the previous edition: ""Since it first appeared in 1947 the UFAW Handbook has become the benchmark against which other publications on laboratory animal care and husbandry are judged. This remains an extremely useful source of information on a wide range of topics and deserves pride of place on the bookshelf of those concerned with the management of facilities housing and care for laboratory animals"" Laboratory Animals ""Definitely recommended for those working within the laboratory research environment"" The Veterinary Record ""Indispensable for anyone involved in laboratory animal care"" Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery ""It is impossible to fault this carefully written book"" Fish Veterinary Journal Changes for the new edition: Revised and updated to reflect developments since publication of the previous edition. New chapters on areas of growing concern, including: the 3Rs; phenotyping; statistics and experimental design; welfare assessment; legislation; training of people caring for lab animals; and euthanasia. All material combined into one volume for ease of reference.

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