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New Advances in SHR Research - Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (Hardcover): Mikhailov, Hideya Saito, Yamori, Masaru Minami New Advances in SHR Research - Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (Hardcover)
Mikhailov, Hideya Saito, Yamori, Masaru Minami
R3,574 Discovery Miles 35 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book deals with pathophysiology and pharmacology of spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and describes new trends in SHR research from hemodynamic characteristics to immunological views. It is devoted to the use of tissue culture studies to elaborate SHR characteristics.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare (Paperback, 4th Edition): Sarah Wolfensohn, Maggie Lloyd Handbook of Laboratory Animal Management and Welfare (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Sarah Wolfensohn, Maggie Lloyd
R1,169 R1,107 Discovery Miles 11 070 Save R62 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This bestseller has been an essential book for all those working with laboratory animals since it was first published in 1994. This fourth edition retains all the classic features that have made it a must-have reference including emphasis on best practice in order to improve animal welfare. The contents have been thoroughly updated and reorganised to make sure it is a really practical book for day-to-day use in the laboratory. The first section of the book covers principles applicable to all species, for example husbandry, handling and the education and training required by scientists and technical staff working with animals in the laboratory. Later chapters focus on specific species or groups of species.

New to this edition: - Reflects changes in European legislation and their impact on national legislation- Covers recommendations for the education and training of those carrying out animal experiments across Europe - New chapters on ethical considerations and balancing animal welfare with science- New information on environmental enrichment for laboratory animals- Covers advancements in anaesthesia and analgesia and techniques- Spiral bound for ease-of-use as a bench-top reference

This book is ideal for all personnel carrying out scientific procedures using animals, particularly during training and also for the new researcher. It will also be essential reading for study directors designing research programmes, animal technicians and veterinarians working with laboratory animal species.

Handbook of Mouse Mutations with Skin and Hair Abnormalities - Animal Models and Biomedical Tools (Hardcover): John P. Sundberg Handbook of Mouse Mutations with Skin and Hair Abnormalities - Animal Models and Biomedical Tools (Hardcover)
John P. Sundberg
R8,323 Discovery Miles 83 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Handbook of Mouse Mutations with Skin and Hair Abnormalities presents 48 mouse mutations that are all available to the biomedical community. Many of the mouse mutations with dermatological diseases are reviewed and illustrated in detail. This popular reference book gives you a single source to use when determining which mouse mutation will best serve your needs as a biomedical tool for sophisticated research projects.

The book also includes an overview of domestic animal genodermatoses to provide alternatives to mouse models that do not exist or to complement those that do. A detailed section written by renowned experts compares the biology of human and mouse skin and skin diseases in the areas of development and the use of animal models, mammalian genetics, keratin biochemistry, epidermal and hair follicle cycles and kinetics, cytokines and growth factors, keratinocyte culture systems, cutaneous carcinogenesis, cutaneous immune system, and skin changes associated with mutations of the endocrine system.

Laboratory Rat Procedural Techniques - Manual and DVD (Hardcover): John J. Bogdanske Laboratory Rat Procedural Techniques - Manual and DVD (Hardcover)
John J. Bogdanske
R3,820 Discovery Miles 38 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This combination manual and DVD provides much-needed training on the proper handling of rats used in biomedical research. The DVD includes narrated video clips that demonstrate and describe each procedural technique. The manual contains handouts with color illustrations and descriptive text for each technique, including the purpose and application of the procedure, recommended skills, and necessary supplies. It can be used as a training resource and refresher for lab animal veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal care staff, trainers, and research investigators and staff who work with rats.

Managing the Laboratory Animal Facility (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Jerald Silverman Managing the Laboratory Animal Facility (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Jerald Silverman
R1,735 Discovery Miles 17 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Praise for the Previous Editions "The author brings in management wisdom from the world outside laboratory animal medicine and veterinary medicine. As a result, there is a rich mixture of the experience of a seasoned professional and the theoretical framework used by schools of management .... I recommend this book to managers and laboratory animal specialists at any stage of their careers." -Franklin M. Loew, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, JAVMA, Vol. 222, No. 6, 2003 "... This book is a good informational resource for any new manager to the field of laboratory management. The information is presented in a way that will keep your interest and stimulate you to think how it can benefit you and the facility in which you work." -Susan K. Cutter, BS, RVT, RLATG, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, LAMA Review Written in Jerry Silverman's trademark style, Managing the Laboratory Animal Facility, Third Edition provides the reader with sound management theory and associated management practices that are easy to read, easy to understand, easy to implement, and pertinent to the daily management and leadership of laboratory animal facilities. Maintaining the practical focus of previous editions, this greatly expanded volume presents the critical knowledge needed to help you make efficient and effective use of the key resources that are used every day by vivarium managers - people, time, money, and information. New to the Third Edition Incorporating the latest developments in management theory and application, the edition contains approximately 100 pages of new and expanded material. This more detailed coverage: Discusses lean management concepts and practices and their application to laboratory animal science Adds information on many essential topics, especially in human resources management in its treatment of negotiations, influence, and performance reviews Provides a large number of revisions and updates to Appendix 2 in its presentation of Per diem calculations Includes an extensive list of references for further study of specialized topics

The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents (Hardcover, New): Mark A. Suckow, Karla A. Stevens, Ronald P.... The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents (Hardcover, New)
Mark A. Suckow, Karla A. Stevens, Ronald P. Wilson
R3,901 R3,302 Discovery Miles 33 020 Save R599 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Laboratory Rabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Other Rodents" is a single volume, comprehensive book sanctioned by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), covering the rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil and other rodents often used in research. This well-illustrated reference won a 2012 PROSE Award for Best Single Volume Reference in Science from the Association of American Publishers. The book includes basic biology, anatomy, physiology, behavior, infectious and noninfectious diseases, husbandry and breeding, common experimental methods, and use of the species as a research model. With many expert contributors, this will be an extremely valuable publication for biomedical researchers, laboratory animal veterinarians and other professionals engaged in laboratory animal science.
2012 PROSE Award winner for Best Single Volume Reference in Science from the Association of American PublishersOne-stop resource for advancements in the humane and responsible care of: rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil, chinchilla, deer mouse, kangaroo rat, cotton rat, sand rat, and deguIncludes up-to-date, common experimental methodsOrganized by species for easy access during bench research

Comparative Anatomy of the Mouse and the Rat - A Color Atlas and Text (Paperback): Gheorghe M Constantinescu Comparative Anatomy of the Mouse and the Rat - A Color Atlas and Text (Paperback)
Gheorghe M Constantinescu
R4,341 Discovery Miles 43 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Key features: Beautifully illustrated with detailed, full-colour images - very user-friendly for investigators, students, and technicians who work with animals Provides essential information for research and clinical purposes, describing some structures not usually shown in any other anatomy atlas In each set of illustrations, the same view is depicted in the mouse and the rat for easy comparison Text draws attention to the anatomical features which are important for supporting the care and use of these animals in research Endorsed by the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Comparative Anatomy of the Mouse and Rat: a Color Atlas and Text provides detailed comparative anatomical information for those who work with mice and rats in animal research. Information is provided about the anatomical features and landmarks for conducting a physical examination, collecting biological samples, making injections of therapeutic and experimental materials, using imaging modalities, and performing surgeries.

The Rat Nervous System - An Introduction to Preparatory Techniques (Paperback): J.P. Cassella, J. Hay, S.J. Lawson The Rat Nervous System - An Introduction to Preparatory Techniques (Paperback)
J.P. Cassella, J. Hay, S.J. Lawson
R5,587 R4,955 Discovery Miles 49 550 Save R632 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For over thirty years, rodents have been used in the study of many human and animal diseases. The rat in particular continues to serve as an experimental model for drug safety and efficacy tests for the treatment of neurological disorders, heart disease, diabetes, breast, liver and other cancers. With the more recent advent of transgenic technology, an impressive amount of new knowledge about transmissible spongiform encephalopathies has been accumulated. It is likely that the principles learned from the study of these prion diseases will be applicable to elucidating the causes of more common neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimerís and Parkinsonís diseases. As a result of this and, more importantly, because of increasingly complicated legislation governing the use of animals in regulated procedures, there is a need for experimenters (both experienced and those new to the laboratory) to improve their skills continuously and to become au fait with all aspects of preparatory techniques. The Rat Nervous System provides an accessible guide to the dissection and perfusion of rats, placing particular emphasis on the preparation of nervous tissue for further study in the laboratory including biochemical analysis and microscopic study. Logically structured with highly illustrated chapters covering gross anatomy, anatomy of the nervous system, anaesthesia, biological fixation and tissue extraction, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to those techniques required to provide consistent, high-quality tissues for subsequent investigation. Animal husbandry of a high standard, together with minimisation of discomfort, is essential if the information sought by the investigator is to be valid and reproducible; an overview of these topics is therefore also incorporated in this volume.

Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Committee for the Update of the Guide for... Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Committee for the Update of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
R835 R753 Discovery Miles 7 530 Save R82 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been updated by a committee of experts, taking into consideration input from the scientific and laboratory animal communities and the public at large. The Guide incorporates new scientific information on common laboratory animals, including aquatic species, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: *Key concepts of animal care and use. The Guide sets the framework for the humane care and use of laboratory animals. *Animal care and use program. The Guide discusses the concept of a broad Program of Animal Care and Use, including roles and responsibilities of the Institutional Official, Attending Veterinarian and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. *Animal environment, husbandry, and management. A chapter on this topic is now divided into sections on terrestrial and aquatic animals and provides recommendations for housing and environment, husbandry, behavioral and population management, and more. *Veterinary care. The Guide discusses veterinary care and the responsibilities of the Attending Veterinarian. It includes recommendations on animal procurement and transportation, preventive medicine (including animal biosecurity), and clinical care and management. The Guide addresses distress and pain recognition and relief, and issues surrounding euthanasia. *Physical plant. The Guide identifies design issues, providing construction guidelines for functional areas; considerations such as drainage, vibration and noise control, and environmental monitoring; and specialized facilities for animal housing and research needs. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities. This updated and expanded resource of proven value will be important to scientists and researchers, veterinarians, animal care personnel, facilities managers, institutional administrators, policy makers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.

Applied Ethics in Animal Research - Philosophy, Regulation and Laboratory Applications (Hardcover): John P. Gluck, Tony... Applied Ethics in Animal Research - Philosophy, Regulation and Laboratory Applications (Hardcover)
John P. Gluck, Tony DiPasquale, F.Barbara Orlans
R1,724 R1,507 Discovery Miles 15 070 Save R217 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is a collection of chapters all contributed by individuals who have presented their ideas at conferences and who take moderate stands with the use of animals in research. Specifically the chapters bear of the issues of: notions of the moral standings of animals, history of the methods of argumentation, knowledge of the animal mind, nature and value of regulatory structures, how respect for animals can be converted from theory to action in the laboratory. The chapters have been tempered by open discussion with individuals with different opinions and not audiences of true believers. It is the hope of all, that careful consideration of the positions in these chapters will leave reader with a deepened understanding--not necessarily a hardened position.

Animal Ethics for Veterinarians (Paperback): Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey Animal Ethics for Veterinarians (Paperback)
Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey
R596 R488 Discovery Miles 4 880 Save R108 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Veterinarians serve on the front lines working to prevent animal suffering and abuse. For centuries, their compassion and expertise have improved the quality of life and death for animals in their care. However, modern interest in animal rights has led more and more people to ask questions about the ethical considerations that lie behind common veterinary practices. This Common Threads volume, drawn from articles originally published in the Journal of Animal Ethics (JAE), offers veterinarians and other interested readers a primer on key issues in the field. Essays in the first section discuss aspects of veterinary oaths, how advances in animal cognition science factor into current ethical debates, and the rise of complementary and alternative veterinary medicine and its relationship to traditional veterinary medicine. The second section continues with an essay that addresses why veterinarians have an obligation to educate animal caregivers to look past "cuteness" in order to treat all animals with dignity. The collection closes with three short sections focusing on animals in farming, trade, and research "areas where veterinarians encounter conflicts between their job and their duty to advocate and care for animals. Contributors: Judith Benz-Schwarzburg, Vanessa Carli Bones, Grace Clement, Simon Coghlan, Priscilla N. Cohn, Mark J. Estren, Elisa Galgut, Eleonora Gullone, Matthew C. Halteman, Andrew Knight, Drew Leder, Andrew Linzey, Clair Linzey, Kay Peggs, Megan Schommer, Clifford Warwick, and James W. Yeates.

The Laboratory Cat (Paperback): Brent J. Martin The Laboratory Cat (Paperback)
Brent J. Martin
R1,303 Discovery Miles 13 030 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This guide was created especially for individuals performing research with cats whose duties include animal facility management, animal husbandry, regulatory compliance, and technical procedures involved with their research. Basic information and common procedures are presented in detail.

Biological Aspects of Disease (Paperback): Philip M. Iannaccone Biological Aspects of Disease (Paperback)
Philip M. Iannaccone
R2,776 Discovery Miles 27 760 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Animal models are critical to advancing the understanding of and intervention in human disease in almost all areas of the life sciences. This volume provides examples of how animal experimentation leads to data applicable to human disease. The ethics of animal use is explored, and details of the advantages of animal models over alternate systems are presented. The text guides the thought processes of students and scientists as they evaluate the potential use of animals in their own biomedical research.

The Clinical Chemistry of Laboratory Animals (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): David M Kurtz, Gregory S Travlos The Clinical Chemistry of Laboratory Animals (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
David M Kurtz, Gregory S Travlos
R3,695 Discovery Miles 36 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Key features: Serves as the detailed, authoritative source of the clinical chemistry of the most commonly used laboratory animals Includes detailed chapters dedicated to descriptions of clinical chemistry-related topics specific to each laboratory species as well as organ/class-specific chapters Presents information regarding evaluation and interpretation of a variety of individual clinical chemistry end points Concludes with detailed chapters dedicated to descriptions of statistical analyses and biomarker development of clinical chemistry-related topics Provides extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter to facilitate further study Extensively updated and expanded since the publication of Walter F. Loeb and Fred W. Quimby's second edition in 1999, the new The Clinical Chemistry of Laboratory Animals, Third Edition continues as the most comprehensive reference on in vivo animal studies. By organizing the book into species- and organ/class-specific chapters, this book provides information to enable a conceptual understanding of clinical chemistry across laboratory species as well as information on evaluation and interpretation of clinical chemistry data relevant to specific organ systems. Now sponsored by the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), this well-respected resource includes chapters on multiple laboratory species and provides pertinent information on their unique physiological characteristics, methods for sample collection, and preanalytical sources of variation for the particular species. Basic methodology for common procedures for each species is also discussed. New Chapters in the Third Edition Include: The Laboratory Zebrafish and Other Fishes Evaluation of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function and Injury Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle Function and Injury Evaluation of Bone Function and Injury Vitamins Development of Biomarkers Statistical Methods The Clinical Chemistry of Laboratory Animals, Third Edition is intended as a reference for use by veterinary students, clinical veterinarians, verterinary toxicologists, veterinary clinical pathologists, and laboratory animal veterinarians to aid in study design, collection of samples, and interpretation of clinical chemistry data for laboratory species.

The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Jeffrey D. Fortman, Terry A. Hewett, Lisa C. Halliday The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Jeffrey D. Fortman, Terry A. Hewett, Lisa C. Halliday
R1,234 Discovery Miles 12 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Key features Contains 28 updated tables designed as quick, easy-to-use references for New and Old World species Provides over 100 photographs and illustrations, most now in color, depicting aspects of nonhuman primate biology, behavior, management practices, diseases, and technical procedures Gives a concise overview of regulatory considerations for the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research Expands the Veterinary Care chapter to include new sections on nutritional support, behavioral conditions, dental care, and updated information on anesthetic and analgesic drugs Presents step-by-step descriptions of common and advanced sampling techniques Includes extensive resource lists for vendors of animals, feed, sanitation supplies, caging, anesthetic equipment, and veterinary and research supplies Extensively updated to include current literature, The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate, Second Edition, continues to serve as a quick reference source for technicians, caretakers, veterinarians, researchers, and students working with primates in biomedical research. It provides details on basic husbandry and covers biologic characteristics, regulatory compliance, common diseases, and anesthetic management. The text gives easy-to-follow descriptions of basic technical procedures including restraint, intubation, tuberculin skin testing, and collection of blood and urine samples. It also reviews advanced sampling procedures including collection of bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and rectal mucosal biopsy. The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate presents information in a clear, concise format to allow readers to incorporate concepts and techniques into the standard operating procedures of a facility.

Animals, Ethics and Us - A Veterinary's View of Human-Animal Interactions (Paperback): Madeleine Campbell Animals, Ethics and Us - A Veterinary's View of Human-Animal Interactions (Paperback)
Madeleine Campbell
R504 Discovery Miles 5 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Everyone has a view about animal ethics. Each of us, for example, has an opinion about whether we should eat meat; whether animals should be used for scientific research, or whether the use of animals in sport is acceptable. But very few of us stop to wonder about the basis of our views, or to rationalise them. In this book, Madeleine Campbell aims to enable us to do so, by addressing a series of questions such as `When does animal use become abuse?'; `Why do we treat some animals differently from others?'; `Are there some things which we should never do to animals?', and `Just because we can, should we?'. Drawing on her experience as a Veterinarian; a European Diplomate in Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law; a researcher and teacher, the author takes ethical argument beyond academia and applies it to the question which currently dominates societal debate about human-animal interactions: what (if anything) is a reasonable use of an animal? Animals, Ethics, and Us offers a stripped back, balanced and moderate perspective, based on logical argument, philosophical principles and sound science. It is a thought-provoking read aimed at a broad readership including informed owners and animal enthusiasts, as well as useful a primer for students of animal ethics, welfare and veterinary medicine.

Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals - A Guide for Developing Institutional Programs (Paperback):... Education and Training in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals - A Guide for Developing Institutional Programs (Paperback)
Commission on Life Sciences, Committee on Educational Programs in Laboratory Animal Science, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, National Research Council
R995 R943 Discovery Miles 9 430 Save R52 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Federal law now requires that institutions provide training for anyone caring for or using laboratory animals. This volume provides the guidelines and resources needed to coordinate a quality training program, as well as to meet all legal requirements. A core module for all personnel takes no more than four hours to present. Most staff then proceed to one or more additional skills-development modules including the species-specific module that can be customized to any species in use at the institution, the pain management module, and the surgery module. The volume provides content information for required topics--from ethics to record keeping--and lists sources of additional publications, audiovisual programs, and computerized teaching aids. Included are: * Ready-to-use teaching outlines, with detailed instructions for presenting material. * Practical guidelines on logistics, covering scheduling, budgeting, and more. * Guidelines on how to design training for adults and how to work with investigators who may resist taking training courses. This practical guidebook will be necessary for research institutions, particularly for staff members responsible for training coordination.

Applied Ethics in Animal Research - Philosophy, Regulation and Laboratory Applications (Paperback): John P. Gluck, Tony... Applied Ethics in Animal Research - Philosophy, Regulation and Laboratory Applications (Paperback)
John P. Gluck, Tony DiPasquale, F.Barbara Orlans
R308 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R57 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume is a collection of chapters all contributed by individuals who have presented their ideas at conferences and who take moderate stands with the use of animals in research. Specifically the chapters bear of the issues of: notions of the moral standings of animals, history of the methods of argumentation, knowledge of the animal mind, nature and value of regulatory structures, how respect for animals can be converted from theory to action in the laboratory. The chapters have been tempered by open discussion with individuals with different opinions and not audiences of true believers. It is the hope of all, that careful consideration of the positions in these chapters will leave reader with a deepened understanding--not necessarily a hardened position.

Experimenting with Humans and Animals - From Galen to Animal Rights (Paperback, New): Anita Guerrini Experimenting with Humans and Animals - From Galen to Animal Rights (Paperback, New)
Anita Guerrini
R526 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R53 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Experimentation on animals and particularly humans is often assumed to be a uniquely modern phenomenon. But the ideas and attitudes that encourage the biological and medical sciences to experiment on living creatures date from the earliest expression of Western thought. In "Animal and Human Experimentation," Anita Guerrini looks at the history of these practices from vivisection in ancient Alexandria to present-day battles over animal rights and medical research employing human subjects.

Guerrini discusses in-depth key historical episodes in the use of living beings in science and medicine, including the discovery of blood circulation, the development of smallpox and polio vaccines, and recent AIDS research. She also explores the rise of the antivivisection movement in Victorian England, the modern animal rights movement, and current debates over gene therapy. In this highly accessible text, we learn how our understanding of an animal's capacity to feel pain has evolved. Guerrini reminds us that the ethical values of science seldom stray far from those of the society in which scientists live and work.

Ethical questions about the use of animals and humans in research remain among the most vexing within both the scientific community and society at large. These often rancorous arguments have gone on, however, with little awareness of their historical antecedents. "Animal and Human Experimentation" offers students and concerned general readers on every side of this debate a context within which to understand more fully the responsibility we all bear for the suffering inflicted on other living beings in the name of scientific knowledge.

The Development of Science-based Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Care - Proceedings of the November 2003 International... The Development of Science-based Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Care - Proceedings of the November 2003 International Workshop (Paperback)
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, International Workshop on the Development of Science-based Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Care Program Committee
R1,502 Discovery Miles 15 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"The Development of Science-based Guidelines for Laboratory Animal Care" is the summary of an international workshop held in Washington, DC, in November 2003 to bring together experts from around the world to discuss the available knowledge that can positively influence current and pending guidelines for laboratory animal care, identify gaps in that knowledge in order to encourage future research endeavors, and discuss the scientific evidence that can be used to assess the benefits and costs of various regulatory approaches affecting facilities, research, and animal welfare.

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management - Rodents (Paperback): Cholawat Pacharinsak, Jennifer C. Smith Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management - Rodents (Paperback)
Cholawat Pacharinsak, Jennifer C. Smith
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Rodents are the most commonly used species in biomedical research. Individuals conducting rodent research are often responsible to ensure that all areas of anesthesia and analgesia are performed humanely. Anesthetic agent selection, anesthetic monitoring, and postoperative pain assessment and management are essential to the institutional animal care and use program and contribute significantly to the 3Rs by reducing pain and/or distress and refining various procedures. The Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management: Rodents is the first book to capture multiple advances in this important area that greatly impacts various experimental methodologies. Richly illustrated in full color, the book serves as a quick reference source for investigators, veterinarians, technicians, and other animal caretakers charged with the care and use of rodents in a research setting. The unique format of this book also makes it extremely valuable to IACUC members, institutional officials, and occupational health and safety professionals. Key features: Presents practical information in easily accessible 'bullet point' format Covers anesthetic machine and related equipment, anesthetic management and monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia pharmacology, euthanasia, and record keeping Written by well-recognized experts in the laboratory animal community Provides extensive references to direct the reader to sources for further study of alternative techniques and their procedures Concludes with a thorough chapter on Regulatory Management of Rodent Anesthesia which has global application

Recent Developments in Fungal Diseases of Laboratory Animals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Arti Gupta, Nagendra Pratap Singh Recent Developments in Fungal Diseases of Laboratory Animals (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Arti Gupta, Nagendra Pratap Singh
R3,555 Discovery Miles 35 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Fungal growths affect both human and animal well-being. Many natural pathogens of laboratory animals alter host physiology, rendering the host unsuitable for experimental uses. While the number and prevalence of few pathogens have declined considerably, many still turn up in laboratory animals and represent unwanted variables in research. Investigators using laboratory animals in biomedical experimentation should be aware of the profound effects that many of these agents can have on research. What does the future hold regarding the natural pathogens of laboratory animals? The selection of an animal model must carefully address issues of the type of human disease to mimic, the parameters to follow, and the collection of the appropriate data to answer those questions being asked. Overall, animal models of fungal infection will continue to deepen our understanding of how these infections occur. This book provides a valuable source of information to biological and biomedical scientists and to clinical and doctoral researchers working in the area of fungal infections and diseases of laboratory animal species.

Gnotobiotic Mouse Technology - An Illustrated Guide (Paperback): Chriss J. Vowles, Natalie E. Anderson, Kathryn A. Eaton Gnotobiotic Mouse Technology - An Illustrated Guide (Paperback)
Chriss J. Vowles, Natalie E. Anderson, Kathryn A. Eaton
R1,321 Discovery Miles 13 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The popularity of germ-free animal models, particularly mice, for investigation of human physiology and disease has recently exploded. Gnotobiotic Mouse Technology: An Illustrated Guide provides the first manual for the maintenance, husbandry, and experimental manipulation of germ-free and gnotobiotic mice. It includes information on all aspects of establishing and operating a germ-free mouse research facility, from basic principles and equipment to detailed instructions for assembling and maintaining isolators, sterilizing supplies, handling animals, and monitoring sterility. The book breaks down techniques and procedures into modules, each of which contains a step-by-step practical and visual guide to a set of related procedures. Each description consists of a materials list, introduction, and general overview, followed by a thoroughly illustrated walkthrough of the steps for each procedure. The descriptions end with troubleshooting tips. Technical chapters are heavily illustrated and include notations of potential pitfalls and alternatives. Other chapters discuss management procedures and practices such as the hiring and training of personnel, setting fee schedules, and record keeping. This book is a landmark resource for establishing and maintaining a facility for germ-free mouse research. Useful to both technicians and investigators, it presents every step necessary to establish a successful facility. It also gives direction in expanding multi-user facilities and applying new technologies to your current practices.

Laboratory Animals - Regulations and Recommendations for the Care and Use of Animals in Research (Paperback, 2nd edition):... Laboratory Animals - Regulations and Recommendations for the Care and Use of Animals in Research (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Javier Guillen
R1,944 R1,783 Discovery Miles 17 830 Save R161 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Laboratory Animals: Regulations and Recommendations for the Care and Use of Animals in Research, Second Edition, is the only publication to offer a global compilation of standards on the care, welfare and use of animals in research. The book provides updated information that will be of great interest to professionals across laboratory animal science and biomedical research. Users will find a broad picture of the regulations required in other areas of the world that will be essential to appropriately manage animal care and use programs.

The Maze Book - Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition (Hardcover): Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson The Maze Book - Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition (Hardcover)
Heather A. Bimonte-Nelson
R3,839 Discovery Miles 38 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This vibrant collection delivers a laboratory roadmap of testing cognition in the rodent. While rodents and mazes are the main center and focus of this book, many aspects in the field of learning and memory are discussed and detailed, spanning from the molecular to the human, with every chapter delivering a comprehensive review of historical milestones in order to provide context for past discoveries, new findings, and future studies. Didactic foundations, operational definitions, and theory, as well as practical experimental and apparatus set-up, data analysis, and interpretation instructions are included in the first part of the book, while part two contains step-by-step protocols, troubleshooting, and tips from experts in the field. Authoritative and inspirational, The Maze Book: Theories, Practice, and Protocols for Testing Rodent Cognition serves as a detailed and practical manual for scientists wishing to implement these tools in their laboratories and for scholars interested in this powerful field.

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