180 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    180 Pages
    by CRC Press

    Laboratory animals, including dogs, play an important role in biomedical research and medical advances. Dogs have a long history of use in research and have contributed enormously to the health and welfare of both humans and animals. The humane care and management of these animals is a fundamental component of their use in medical research.

    The Laboratory Canine clearly presents basic background information covering subjects that apply specifically to dogs used in research settings, such as basic biological features, husbandry, management, veterinary care, experimental methodology, and resources. The book offers guidance on performing a detailed physical examination, including necessary veterinary supplies, clinical signs of illness, clinical conditions, and reference tables of widely used veterinary drugs. It discusses the human-animal bond or the relationship between people and animals and its significance and importance to the quality of research, the health of the animals, and the emotional health of staff caring for or working with animals.  It also examines anesthetic and surgical procedures that include pre-, intra-, and post-anesthesia/operative monitoring.  The Laboratory Canine contains reference charts for monitoring patients through post-operative recovery and reference tables for anesthetics and analgesics.

    Because dogs are a highly visible species in the eyes of the public and regulators, it is important that individuals working with laboratory canines have the proper training and experience. This valuable resource is ideal for those charged with the care and use of canines in a research setting.

    Origin of the Dog
    Dog Breeds
    Dog Behavior
    Anatomic and Physiologic Features of Dogs
    Normative Values of the Dog
    Facility Design Considerations
    Room Construction Features (Macroenvironment)
    Outdoor Housing
    Cage Materials and Design (Microenvironment)
    Cage Size Standards
    Environmental Conditions
    Animal Care
    Nutrition and Water
    Environmental Enrichment
    Exercise Requirements
    Daily Schedule
    Weekly Schedule
    Semimonthly Schedule
    Room Sanitation Schedule
    Sanitation Quality Assurance Monitoring
    Animal Receipt
    Animal Identification
    Record Keeping
    Husbandry Records
    Census Records
    Medical Records
    Regulatory Agencies and Compliance
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, and
    Office for Laboratory Animal Welfare
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration and U.S. Environmental
    Protection Agency Good Laboratory Practice Regulations
    The Association for Assessment and Accreditation of
    Laboratory Animal Care International
    State and Local Agencies
    Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
    Occupational Health and Safety
    Intestinal Helminthes
    Infections Resulting from Bite Wounds
    Human-Animal Bond
    Preventative Health Program
    Quarantine, Stabilization, and Acclimation
    Colony Separation
    Clinical Management
    Basic Veterinary Supplies
    The Physical Examination
    Clinical Signs of Illness in Dogs
    Common Clinical Problems
    Viral Diseases
    Canine Parvovirus
    Canine Distemper
    Canine Coronavirus
    Kennel Cough
    Bacterial Diseases
    Parasitic Diseases
    Fungal Diseases
    Miscellaneous Diseases and Conditions
    Interdigital Cysts
    Juvenile Polyarteritis Syndrome: Beagle Pain Syndrome
    Cherry Eye
    Dental Conditions
    Implant Problems
    Traumatic Injuries
    Behavioral Disorders
    Treatment of Diseases
    General Treatment of Diarrhea
    General Treatment of Dehydration
    General Treatment of Anorexia
    Drug Dosages in Dogs
    Disease Prevention Through Sanitation
    Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation
    Common Definitions
    Principles of General Anesthesia
    Stages of Anesthesia
    Stage I: Voluntary Excitement
    Stage II: Involuntary Excitement or Delirium
    Stage III: Surgical Anesthesia
    Stage IV: Medullary Paralysis and Respiratory Arrest
    Assessment of the Depth of Anesthesia
    Preanesthetic Management
    Characteristics of Commonly Used Preanesthetics
    Choosing an Anesthetic Regimen
    Characteristics of Commonly Used Injectable Anesthetics
    Principles of Gas Anesthesia
    Characteristics of Commonly Used Gas Anesthetics
    Principles of Local Anesthesia
    Aseptic Surgery
    Facilities, Features, and Equipment
    Endotracheal Intubation
    Preoperative Preparation
    Operating Room Procedures
    Postsurgical Management
    Guidelines for the Assessment of Signs of Pain in Animals
    Blood Donors
    Signs of Morbidity (State of Disease or Illness) in Animals
    Selected Criteria for Euthanasia of Moribund (State of Dying)
    Canine Handling and Restraint
    Mechanical Restraint Devices
    Sample Collection Methods
    Blood Collection
    Urine Collection
    Cerebrospinal Fluid Collection
    Collection of Feces
    Bone Marrow Collection
    Test Article/Compound Administration Techniques
    Formulation Guidelines
    Volume Guidelines
    Oral Dosing
    Injection Sites
    Implantable Osmotic Minipumps
    Electronic Resources
    Canine Sources
    Transportation Services/Resources
    Laboratory Services
    Cages, Research, and Veterinary Supplies
    Contact Information


    Garrett Field, Todd A. Jackson

    ”The canine is one of the more highly regulated animal species because of its public image as a family member and the ever-present human-animal bond relationship. … Specific requirements concerning their housing, environmental enrichment, and proper medical management of pain and distress are outlined with references for additional in-depth information. … Attention is paid to human safety and zoootic diseases as well as the humane and ethical treatment of the animals themselves throughout the handbook. The Laboratory Canine is a valuable addition to the previously reviewed The Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series. It is an excellent reference for the individual wanting to strengthen their knowledge of basic canine care and guidelines in the laboratory setting. The handbook is conveniently sized and well written in an organized, easy to read manner, which will benefit the novice animal caretaker and laboratory assistant from small facilities to large institutions.”
    —Sandra L. Jex, DVM, ALN Magazine, April 2007

    “The intended audience of the book, The Laboratory Canine,is personnel involved with the care and use of dogs in research. The main target would be anima care staff and veterinary technicians. The book gives a general overview of the husbandry and care of research dogs, normal biological data for beagles, general disease conditions, basic anesthesia and common drug dosages, and sample collection methods. The book may be of interest to pathologists through the provision of these basic values and procedures … provide a very good technical reference for those in the field. The index is through, allowing quick access to information. …”
    —Dr. Cecile Baccanale, DVM, Director of Animal Health, Marshall BioResources, New York, Veterinary Pathology, 2007

    "The Laboratory Canine is a well and clearly written book and easy and pleasant to read."

    – P. Rauser, in Acta Veternaria Brno, 2007, Vol. 76


    "The book is clearly written and adequately referenced and touches on all aspects of care of laboratory dogs . . . an excellent quick reference source . . . "

    – In AJVR, January 2008, Vol. 69, No. 1