Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management : Rodents book cover
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Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management

ISBN 9781466585676
Published April 10, 2017 by CRC Press
216 Pages 46 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 
  • Table of Contents

    Terms and Definitions
    Travs Seymour

    Understanding Anesthetic Related Equipment
    Daniel Pang

    Anesthetic Pharmacology and Research Related Anesthetic Considerations
    Robert D. Keegan

    Management of Anesthesia
    Jennifer C. Smith

    Anesthesia Monitoring
    Andre Shih

    Special Techniques and Species
    Cholawat Pacharinsak

    Pain Management
    Patricia Foley

    C. Tyler Long

    Regulatory Management of Rodent Anesthesia
    Patrick Sharp

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