- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Format: Paperback | 346 pages
- Dimensions: 155mm x 231mm x 23mm | 499g
- Publication date: 4 May 2007
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 1402061366
- ISBN 13: 9781402061363
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: 2004 ed.
- Illustrations note: biography
- Sales rank: 1,406,480
This book examines the general principles of laboratory animal maintenance and experimental use as well as factors that have to be taken into account when good research is done with animals. In addition, it provides species specific coverage, concentrating on the species most used as laboratory animals. The book gives a comprehensive description of the welfare questions considered to be important for each species under laboratory conditions.
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Table of contents
- Series Preface. Preface. Contributing authors. - General Principles for Maintenance and Use of Laboratory Animals. Animal welfare - an introduction; D. Bratbo Sorensen. Research, animals and welfare. Regulations, alternatives and guidelines; T. Nevalainen. Infections in laboratory animals: Importance and control; W. Nicklas. Housing, care and environmental factors; A. Kornerup Hansen, V. Baumans. Nutrition and animal welfare; M. Ritskes-Hoitinga, J.H. Strubbe. Experimental procedures: General principles and recommendations; D.B. Morton. - The Welfare of Different Species. The welfare of laboratory mice; V. Baumans. The welfare of laboratory rats; E. Kaliste, S. Mering. The welfare of laboratory guinea pigs; N. Sachser, C. Kunzl, S. Kaiser. The welfare of laboratory rabbits; L. Lidfors, T. Edstrom, L. Lindberg. The welfare of laboratory dogs; R. Hubrecht, A.C Buckwell. The welfare of pigs and minipigs; P. Bollen, M. Ritskes-Hoitinga. The welfare of non-human primates; J. Hau, S.J. Schapiro. Animal welfare issues under laboratory constraints, an ethological perspective: rodents and marmosets; A. Vitale, F. Cirulli, F. Capone, E. Alleva. - Index.