Laboratory Animal Medicine and Management
This book is aimed at the clinician, researcher, and veterinary technician. It provides pivotal biological information, introduction to major diseases, and therapy for common conditions in laboratory animals. Classical training for these species is limited, and veterinarians usually refer to literature or colleagues for assistance with care and management or they extrapolate from what they know about dogs and cats. This e-book will be a valuable resource for individuals dealing with small mammals and exotic species in a clinical or academic setting.
Individual chapters are organized by laboratory animal species, for example, mice, rats, guinea pigs, rabbits, other rodents, amphibians/reptiles, fish, and non-human primates. In addition to species specific information, the text provides an overview of other valuable laboratory animal related areas including: laws and regulations, aseptic rodent surgery, quality assurance, surveillance monitoring programs, transgenics, phenotyping, occupational health, and environmental enrichment.