Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Volume II, Third Edition

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Volume II, Third Edition : Animal Models

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Biomedical research involving animals remains essential for the advancement of the medical, veterinary, agricultural, and biological sciences. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Volume II, Third Edition: Animal Models explains in great detail the comparative considerations underlying the choice of animal species and strains in different research disciplines.
Efficient and humane experimental work with animals, in which subjects experience no avoidable pain and mental distress, requires skillful and conscientious staff. To this end, scientists apply the three R's: replacing experiments on live animals with alternative methods, reducing the number of animals necessary to obtain valid results within experiments, and refining techniques to minimize the discomfort experienced by the animal participants.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 185.42 x 254 x 25.4mm | 1,133.98g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 3rd New edition
  • 22 Tables, black and white; 47 Illustrations, color; 49 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1420084577
  • 9781420084573
  • 1,879,625

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"[A] valuable reference book, and potentially a course book for undergraduate and graduate laboratory animal science courses. ... [T]he text is well organized and well referenced. I would highly recommend this book as a reference text for all scientists using traditional laboratory animal species ... ."-- Contemporary Topics in Laboratory Animal Science, Vol. 43, No. 5, Sept. 2004

"Both volumes of this book are well written, user friendly ... it fills a current void by collecting together current practices in the scientific use of animals. Each chapter is well referenced and the book would be a valuable addition to the reference collections of animal facilities and research establishments."-- Bryan Howard, Animal Welfare, 2004

"Hau and Van Hoosier have drawn together information of the highest quality ... both volumes of this book will be valuable additions to the shelves of any veterinary surgeon involved in the field, either as a named vet or as a member of the multidisciplinary scientific team required in modern biomedical research."-- Paul Townsend, The Veterinary Record, May 31, 2003

"The text is quite easy to navigate using the chapter contents and index. The photographs and tables are clear and well used throughout. ...The vast scope of information that this handbook contains is diverse, informative, and quite useful. The strength of these volumes is in their ability to cover a broad range of topics yet in such detail. This set would be an asset to the graduate student and researcher needing an excellent reference manual."-- Sandra L. Jex, Animal Lab News, July/Aug 2003
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Table of contents

ContentsPrefaceEditorsContributorsAnimal Models, Jann HauAnimal Models for Human Behavior, Steven J. SchapiroAnimal Models for Psychological Disorders, Robert Murison and Anne Marita MildeAnimal Models in Neuroscience, Jesper MogensenInduced Animal Models of Parkinson's Disease, G. A. Smith, E. Murphy, S. B. Dunnett, and E. L. LaneAnimal Models in Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, Yael H. Edrey and Rochelle BuffensteinAnimal Models in Pain Research, Klas S. P. Abelson and John V. RoughanAnimal Models in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Otto Meyer, Ove Svendsen, and Jens LykkesfeldtAnimal Models for Otolaryngological Disorders, Mikhail Wadie and Clarence T. SasakiAnimal Models of Lung Physiology during Anesthesia, Goeran Hedenstierna, Goerel Nyman, and Claes FrostellAnimal Models of Female Reproduction and Fetal Growth and Development, Anthony M. CarterAnimal Models in Vaccinology, Coenraad F. M. HendriksenAnimal Models in AIDS Research, K. Jagannadha Sastry, Pramod N. Nehete, Amy N. Courtney, and Danielle R. FontenotAnimal Models for the Study of Helicobacter Infection, Akira NishizonoAnimal Models in Mycology, Henrik Elvang JensenAnimal Models in Biodefense Research, Mark A. Suckow and Patrick SharpAnimal Models in Oral Health Sciences, Bjoern Klinge and Joergen JoenssonAnimal Models of Hearing Loss and Tinnitus, Richard Salvi, Edward Lobarinas, Guang-Di Chen, Daniel Stolzberg, and Dalian Ding
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