The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research: Care, Husbandry, and Well-Being-An Overview by Species, Volume II, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Experimental Animal in Biomedical Research

Care, Husbandry, and Well-Being-An Overview by Species, Volume II, 1st Edition

By Bernard E. Rollin

CRC Press

560 pages

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Hardback: 9780849349829
pub: 1995-03-13

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This volume focuses on considerations that maximize both scientific benefit and animal well-being for major species of animals used in biomedical research. Each species is discussed in terms of uses in research; basic biology; husbandry requirements; proper handling; disease control; anesthesia, analgesia, and stress control; natural behavior, behavioral needs, psychological needs, and social needs; and ideal environment for the animals. This book is a must for anyone working with experimental animals.


"If you are looking for an integrated approach to animal care and husbandry, then this is a unique and excellent book."

Jerald Silverman, SYNAPSE, 28(4), December 1995

Table of Contents

PROPOSED Invertebrates (T.Y. Mashima). Fish (Brad Bolon and Michael K. Stoskopf). Amphibians (Bryant W. Buchanan and Robert G. Jaeger). Snakes (Johnathan Kiel). Wildlife (Joshua Dein and Glenn Olson). Cattle (Roger Ewbank). Sheep (Andrew Fraser). Goats (Christine Williams). Horses (Andrew Fraser). Swine (Fred Quimby, Anik Day, Wayne Frank, and Lawrence Carbone). Poultry (Fred Quimby, Ari van Tienhoven, Karel Schat, Benjamin Lucio-Martinez, and J.W. Ludders). Rats (David Moore). Mice (David Moore). Hamsters and Gerbils (David Moore). Guinea Pigs (M.L. Kesel). Rabbits (M.L. Kesel). Ferrets (James Fox). Cats (Larry Belbeck). Dogs (Dennis Kohn). Old World Primates (Dan Rosenberg). New World Primates (John Hearn). Apes (Dr. James Mahoney). Transgenic Animals (Bernard E. Rollin).

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Research