Laboratory animals, including birds, play an important role in biomedical research. The humane care and management of these animals is an ongoing concern. A new addition to the acclaimed Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference series, The Laboratory Bird is the first publication dedicated to the care and use of avian species in the research setting.
Covering avian species such as chickens, ducks, doves, parrots, and songbirds that are commonly used as research models, the book is divided into focused chapters that cover a broad range of topics, including:
Along with discussing applicable regulations, the book also details issues of health management and quarantine approaches. The final chapter provides resources such as organizations, publications, vendors, and diagnostic laboratories.
With its focus on the care of a diverse group of avian species in biomedical research settings, The Laboratory Bird is a valuable reference for animal care and veterinary technicians, laboratory animal veterinarians, trainees in laboratory animal medicine, and research staff members, as well as individuals involved in laboratory work who lack experience in working with birds.
Important Biological Features
Orders Commonly Used in Research
Anatomy and Function
Hematology and Immune System
Nervous and Sensory Systems
Regulatory Agencies and Compliance
Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
Sources of Birds and Procurement
Quarantine and Conditioning
Occupational Health and Safety Considerations
General Physical Examination
General Diagnostic Tests
Common Clinical Problems and Their Management
Anesthesia and Analgesia Agents
Capture and Restraint
Various Sampling Techniques
Blood Collection Sites
Grooming and General Maintenance