Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing (Hardback)Robert H. Weichbrod (editor)
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- Offers a revised, updated, and comprehensive first-line management book for those working in animal care and use programs who have the responsibility to ensure the welfare of the animals in the highest quality research environment
- Serves as an indispensable resource text for certification exams and credentialing boards for a multitude of professional societies
- Emphasizes the importance of developing a collaborative culture of care within an animal care and use program and provides information about how behavioral management through animal training can play an integral role in a veterinary health program
- Provides a new section on Environment and Housing, containing chapters that focus on management considerations of housing and enrichment delineated by species
- Expands coverage of regulatory oversight and compliance, assessment, and assurance issues and processes, including a greater discussion of globalization and harmonizing cultural and regulatory issues
- Includes more in-depth treatment throughout the book of critical topics in program management, physical plant, animal health, and husbandry
Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work with a multi-generational, multi-cultural workforce.
Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing, Second Edition is the extensively expanded revision of the popular Management of Laboratory Animal Care and Use Programs book published earlier this century. Following in the footsteps of the first edition, this revision serves as a first line management resource, providing for strong advocacy for advancing quality animal welfare and science worldwide, and continues as a valuable seminal reference for those engaged in all types of programs involving animal care and use. It has more than doubled the number of chapters in the original volume to present a more comprehensive overview of the current breadth and depth of the field with applicability to an international audience. Readers are provided with the latest information and resource and reference material from authors who are noted experts in their field.
Co-publishers on the second edition are: ACLAM (American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); ECLAM (European College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); IACLAM (International Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine); JCLAM (Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); KCLAM (Korean College of Laboratory Animal Medicine); CALAS (Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Medicine); LAMA (Laboratory Animal Management Association); and IAT (Institute of Animal Technology).
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 872
Weight: 1746 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
As anyone who knows the three editors would expect, this is a superbly crafted volume. It is extremely comprehensive, divided into nine sections and 36 chapters over 857 pages... many sections/chapters introduce novel information previously only found in specialist textbooks or publications. I think a first is achieved in this book in that Fiscal management is addressed. Another novel inclusion is the chapter on existing and emerging information technology (IT). The editors and the authors are to be congratulated on achieving such a high standard of publication and I would recommend that this book becomes a part of everyone's library. -- Jas Barley, IAT Journal Animal Technology and Welfare, Vol. 17, No. 1 April 2018.
From the Foreword: The editors and contributors have taken the second edition to a new level. Compiling the second edition was a real tour de force and I congratulate the editors for this outstanding text. This book should be used by anyone who cares about biomedical science: principal investigators, members of IACUCs, institutional administrators, policy makers (including legislators) as well as animal facility personnel. I would also recommend that trainees make this book part of their library, as important as a text on physiology, biochemistry, genetics or any other biomedical discipline. It is important that only well-trained individuals carry out procedures on animals for the benefit of science. Those of us who have worked with animals for many years have an obligation to pass on high-quality practices to those who will do science in years to come. The culture of science will be changed by this edition, which should be a required reading for all those contemplating a career in biomedical science.-- Irving H. Zucker, Ph.D., FAHA, FAPS Omaha, Nebraska 2017
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