The Laboratory Bird

By Douglas K Taylor, Vanessa K Lee, Karen R Strait

© 2015 – CRC Press

158 pages | 49 Color Illus.

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Paperback: 9781466593626
pub: 2015-12-14
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About the Book

The Laboratory Bird is a new addition to the successful Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series. Laboratory animals, including birds, play an important role in biomedical research. The humane care and management of these animals is an ongoing concern. This guide details basic information and common procedures to provide a handy resource for the laboratory setting. It serves as a valuable reference for both experienced individuals and for those without extensive training in working with birds. The book includes coverage of chickens, ducks, doves, parrots, cockatoos, and perching birds.

Table of Contents

Important Biological Features

Orders:Galliformes, Columbiformes, Anseriformes, Passeriformes, and Psittaciformes

Anatomy and Physiology

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

Cutaneous

Musculoskeletal

Cardiovascular

Husbandry

Housing

Environmental conditions and enrichment

Nutrition

Sanitation

Breeding

Management

Regulatory Agencies and Guidelines

AAALAC, the Guide, Ag Guide, USFWS

IACUC

Sources

Quarantine and conditioning

Zoonotic diseases-PPE

Veterinary Care

Physical examination

Head and oral cavity

Skin and feathers

Gastrointestinal/vent

Wings and limbs

Common clinical problems and treatment

Cutaneous and feather diseases

Gastrointestinal disease

Respiratory diseases

Trauma

Nutritional diseases

General Anesthesia and analgesia

Anesthetic agents

Analgesic agents

Perianesthetic management

Aseptic surgery

Postsurgical management

Euthanasia

Experimental Methodology

Handling

Manual restraint

Sampling techniques

Venous blood

Cloacal sampling/Feces

Crop lavage

Compound administration

Oral

Parenteral

Common research applications

Toxicology

Neuroscience

Immunology

Neuroendocrinology

Resources

Publications

Sources

Equipment

About the Series

Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED089000
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
MED106000
MEDICAL / Research
SCI089000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience