With laboratory animals, especially rabbits, playing such an important role in biomedical research, the humane care of these animals is an ongoing concern. The Laboratory Rabbit, Second Edition presents basic information and common procedures in detail to provide a quick reference for caretakers, technicians, and researchers in a laboratory setting.
Now in full color, the second edition of this book illustrates management practices and technical procedures with numerous figures and tables. It includes updated tables on anesthetic agents, methods of euthanasia, recommended needle sizes, injection sites, approximate values for injection, and sedative and immobilization agents. Plastic comb-bound for convenient and frequent use, this guide also provides sources and suppliers of additional information on rabbits, feed, and sanitation supplies.
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Important Biological Features
Resources and Additional Information
Mark A. Suckow, D.V.M., is the Director of the Freimann Life Science Center and Associate Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Suckow earned the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 and completed a post-doctoral residency program in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Michigan in 1990. He is a Past President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and he is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.
Valerie A. Schroeder is the Technical Services and Training Coordinator for Freimann Life Sciences Center at the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Schroeder is a 1979 Purdue University graduate with an Associate in Applied Science. As a Registered Veterinary Technician, she worked in private small animal practices for 10 years before entering research in 1991. She became a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist in 1995. She was awarded Technician of the Year in 2000 by the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association. Her areas of interest include breeding colony management, occupational health and safety, and training and education.
"In conclusion, this book was easy to follow, informative, and described important techniques used in daily activities with rabbits in greater detail. I recommend this book as a helpful guide for any persons interested in rabbit care and medicine. It is written in such a fashion that anyone from a high school student up to a laboratory animal veterinarian can use it and learn something new and interesting about using rabbits in research."
—Jenelle Johnson, DVM, Purdue University, Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, March 2011
"The second editions of The Laboratory Swine and The Laboratory Rabbit are enhanced with full color illustrations. Both books have an extensively updated section on anesthesia, analgesia and use of humane techniques in animal research. ... Both new additions are valuable additions to the laboratory animal library collection."
—Nanette Kleinman, writing in ACLAM Newsletter, September 2010