Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals (Paperback)

by Committee on Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals, National Research Council, Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, Division on Earth and Life Studies

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Scientific advances in our understanding of animal physiology and behavior often require theories to be revised and standards of practice to be updated to improve laboratory animal welfare. This new book from the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) at the National Research Council, "Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals", focuses on the stress and distress which is experienced by animals when used in laboratory research. This book aims to educate laboratory animal veterinarians; students, researchers, and investigators; animal care staff, as well as animal welfare officers on the current scientific and ethical issues associated with stress and distress in laboratory animals.It evaluates pertinent scientific literature to generate practical and pragmatic guidelines. "Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals" focuses specifically on the scientific understanding of the causes and the functions of stress and distress, the transformation of stress to distress, and the identification of principles for the recognition and alleviation of distress. This book discusses the role of humane endpoints in situations of distress and principles for the minimization of distress in laboratory animals. It also identifies areas in which further scientific investigation is needed to improve laboratory animal welfare in order to adhere to scientific and ethical principles that promote humane care and practice.

Book details

Published
10/03/2008

Publisher
National Academies Press

ISBN
9780309108171


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