Laboratory Animal Welfare provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman primates, agricultural animals, avian animals and aquatic animals.
The book examines the impact of experiment design and environment on animal welfare, as well as emergency situations and euthanasia practices. Readers will benefit from a review of regulations and policy guidelines concerning lab animal use, as well as information on assessing animal welfare. With discussions of the history and ethics of animals in research, and a debate on contemporary and international issues, this book is a go-to resource for laboratory animal welfare.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 1160 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 20 mm
"...provides a very organized and detailed review of laboratory animal welfare and associated topics, regulations, and guidelines...would serve as a valuable resource for any laboratory animal veterinarian and for those preparing for specialty board examinations..." --The Quarterly Review of Biology
"One just has to read the preface of Laboratory Animal Welfare to understand the importance of the book as a comprehensive reference tool regarding historical, current, and future issues concerning laboratory animal welfare...Insight into contemporary issues, both in the U.S. and abroad, is provided and discussed."--Laboratory Animal Practitioner, March 2014 "This volume is a pivotal and authoritative resource...provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the science of animal welfare within research settings...the gold standard of publications and training for veterinarians and those working with laboratory animals."--Anticancer Research, 34, 2014