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The Laboratory Hamster and Gerbil

1st Edition

By Karl J. Field, Amber L. Sibold

CRC Press

168 pages

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The Laboratory Hamster and Gerbil details basic information and common procedures for individuals performing research with hamsters and gerbils. It includes duties of animal facility management, animal husbandry, regulatory compliance, and technical procedures and assists in the humane care and use of hamsters and gerbils in the laboratory. It provides quick, easy-to-use information for investigators, technicians, and animal caretakers and includes references to alternative procedures and methods. The book also offers possible sources and suppliers of animals, feed, sanitation supplies, cages, and research and veterinary supplies.


"…very complete at providing all facets of information on the care and use of hamsters and gerbils … One of the best features of this text is the ample number of references. Readers will find the references comprehensive and user friendly."

—Timothy D. Mandrell in Contemporary Topics, Vol. 38, No. 5

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Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MEDICAL / Research
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General