The Laboratory Guinea Pig
Praise for the First Edition
"This book is easy to read and has many informative illustrations…I would strongly recommend this book to those interested in a broad introduction to the care and use of laboratory guinea pigs as well as to laboratory animal technicians, managers, veterinarians and scientists who do not have direct access to large, well organized animal resource units with extensive library facilities."
—John D. Young, Contemporary Topics
The Laboratory Guinea Pig provides a compact and well- illustrated introduction to research on the guinea pig. The second edition of this popular handbook facilitates quick reference to the behavioral and physical traits of the guinea pig, as well as practical information on its unique anatomical and biological features. Numerous tables and color illustrations help the reader identify features of anatomy and understand health issues and care requirements. Supplying a stepwise introduction to common laboratory techniques, the new edition of this trusted reference provides guidance that supports the humane care and use of guinea pigs in the laboratory setting.
Table of Contents
important biological features
anatomic and physiologic features
regulatory agencies and compliance
institutional animal care and use committee (iacuc)
occupational health and zoonotic diseases
animal health monitoring program
basic veterinary supplies
physical examination of the guinea pig
clinical signs of illness in guinea pigs
common clinical problems
general treatment of a disease
disease prevention through sanitation
anesthesia and analgesia
compound administration techniques
safety testing procedures
Donna J. Clemons and Jennifer L. Seeman are with Covance Laboratories in Madison, Wisconsin.