The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit

The Biology of the Laboratory Rabbit

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The principal aim of this text is to provide a comprehensive source of scientifically based information on a major laboratory animal species - the rabbit. In this edition, a further aim is to update material to include an expanding data base obtained from laboratory use and investigation. The text continues to emphasize the normal biology as well as diseases of the European (domestic) rabbit, Orytolagus cuniculus, especially the New Zealand White breed, with occasional reference to other rabbit species (Sylvilagus sp.) and hares (Lepus sp.). New topics have been added to this second edition in response to changing trends in biomedical research and product testing, to include chapters on: anaesthesia and analgesia, models in infectious disease research, models in ophthalmology and vision research, polyclonal antibody production, toxicity and safety testing, and drug doses and clinical reference data.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 483 pages
  • 224.3 x 289.8 x 26.4mm | 1,871.15g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0124692354
  • 9780124692350

Table of contents

Taxonomy and Genetics, R. F. Fox; Colony Husbandry, N.M. Patton; Anatomy, L.J. Brewer and L.J. Cruise; Physiology, N.R. Brewer and L. J. Cruise; Basic Biomethodology, W.S. Bivin; Anaesthesia and Analgesia, S. K. Wixson; Clinical Biochemistry and Haematology, R.M. McLaughlin and R.E. Fish; Bacterial Diseases, D. DeLong and P.J. Manning; Viral Diseases, R..F. DiGiacomo and C.J. Mare; Protozoal Diseases, S.P. Pakes and L.W. Gerrity; Arthropod and Helminth Parasites, G.L. Hofing and A.L. Krause; Neoplastic Diseases, S.H. Weisbroth, Inherited Diseases and Variations, J..R. Lindsey and R.E Fox; Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, P.R. Cheeke; Metabolic, Traumatic, Mycotic and Miscellaneous Diseases, V.K. Bergdall and R.C. Dysko; Zoonoses and Occupational Health Considerations, J.R. Broderson and F. P. Gluckstein; Atherosclerosis Research, J.M. Jayo, D.C. Schwenke and T.B. Clarkson; Models in Infectious Disease Research, J.G. Fox, N.S. Lipman and C.E. Newcomer; Models in Ophthalmology and Vision Research, R.L. Peiffer Jr.,L. Pohm-Thorsen, and K. Corcoran; Polyclonal Antibody Production, H.F. Stills, Jr.; Toxicity and Safety Testing, J.A. Anderson and J.W. Henck, Selected Drug Dosages and Clinical References Data, C.S. Gillett; Index.
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Review quote

"This is a classic work and the best text on rabbits available. All persons with an interest in biologic aspects, diseases, (especially noteworthy), and use of rabbits in research will find this work a most valuable addition to their reference shelf."--JOURNAL OF AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICINE ASSOCIATION"This book is a very valuable addition to the ACLAM series, and to the available literature on rabbits. It will be an invaluable resource, and will soon be as indispensable as the rabbits themselves."--LABORATORY ANIMALS"The Second Editionis a welcome publication for veterinarians, biologists, and researchers who require information on a variety of topics to domestic lagomorphs... This book was long overdue, and it provides a valuable update on a variety of topics related to this species. The text contains a wealth of information in updated form, the figures re of good quality, and the written material has been provided by experts who are well qualified to cover their particular area."--CANADIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL..".this new edition continues a worthy ACLAM tradition of providing comprehensive resource information on the specialty of laboratory animal science and medicine. It should become a standard reference text for all those involved in the study, care, and use of rabbits."--SYNAPSE
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