The Laboratory Guinea Pig, Second Edition

By Donna J. Clemons, Jennifer L. Seeman

Series Editor: Mark A. Suckow

© 2011 – CRC Press

172 pages | 52 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781439835562
pub: 2011-06-12
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About the Book

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

introduction

breeds

behavior

anatomic and physiologic features

husbandry

housing

environmental conditions

environmental enrichment

nutrition

sanitation

transportation

record keeping

management

regulatory agencies and compliance

institutional animal care and use committee (iacuc)

occupational health and zoonotic diseases

animal health monitoring program

veterinary care

basic veterinary supplies

physical examination of the guinea pig

quarantine

clinical signs of illness in guinea pigs

common clinical problems

general treatment of a disease

disease prevention through sanitation

anesthesia and analgesia

aseptic surgery

postsurgical management

euthanasia

experimental methodology

restraint

sampling procedures

compound administration techniques

adjuvants

safety testing procedures

necropsy

resources

organizations

publications

online resources

animal sources

feed

equipment

references

About the Authors/Editor

Donna J. Clemons and Jennifer L. Seeman are with Covance Laboratories in Madison, Wisconsin.

About the Series

Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED005000
MEDICAL / Anatomy
MED096000
MEDICAL / Toxicology
MED106000
MEDICAL / Research