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 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.
Chapter 1: The Laboratory Mouse. Richard Luong. Chapter 2: The Laboratory Rat. Nancy Everds and Lila Ramaiah. Chapter 3: The Laboratory Rabbit. Anna Hampton, Tara Cotroneo, and Lesley A. Colby. Chapter 4: The Laboratory Dog. Julia Whitaker, Dana N. LeVine, Allison R. Rogala, and Craig A. Fletcher. Chapter 5: The Laboratory Pig. Alain Stricker-Krongrad, Larry D. Brown, Guy Bouchard, M. Michael Swindle, and Stan W. Casteel. Chapter 6: The Laboratory Non-Human Primate. Kirstin F. Barnhart. Chapter 7: The Laboratory Hamster. Charles B. Clifford and Joe H. Simmons. Chapter 8: The Laboratory Guinea Pig.Patrick Sharp. Chapter 9: The Laboratory Ferret. Mary M. Patterson and James G. Fox. Chapter 10: The Laboratory Zebrafish and Other Fishes. Claudia Harper. Chapter 11: Evaluation of Hepatic Function and Injury. Charles E. Wiedemeyer. Chapter 12: Evaluation of Renal Function and Injury. Denise Bounous and Ernie Harpur. Chapter 13: Evaluation of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function and Injury. Peter O’Brien. Chapter 14: Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle Function and Injury. Carol B. Grindem, Jennifer A. Neel, and Carolina Escobar. Chapter 15: Evaluation of Bone Function and Injury Holly L. Jordan and Bruce E. LeRoy. Chapter 16: Biochemistry of Immunoglobulins. Barbara von Buest and Gregory S. Travlos. Chapter 17: Complement. Barbara von Buest. Chapter 18: Transport Proteins. Claire Louise Parry. Chapter 19: Acute Phase Proteins. Claire Louise Parry. Chapter 20: Carbohydrates. Owen P. McGuiness and Masakazu Shiota. Chapter 21: Lipids. Dana Walker and Lindsay Tomlinson. Chapter 22: Electrolytes, Blood Gases and Acid-Base Balance. Isabel A. Lee, Susan J. Borghoff, and Gregory S. Travlos. Chapter 23: Hormones. Jerome M. Goldman, Lori K. Davis, and Ralph L. Cooper. Chapter 24: Vitamins. Robert B. Rucker, Andrea J. Fascetti, and Jennifer A. Larsen. Chapter 25: Development of Biomarkers. Holly L. Jordan. Chapter 26: Statistical Methods. Grace E. Kissling