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Guide for the care and use of laboratory animals [electronic resource] /
Institute of Laboratory Animals Resources, Commission on Life Sciences, National Research Council.
edition
[7th ed.].
imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.
description
xii, 125 p.
ISBN
0309053773, 9780309053778
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1996.
isbn
0309053773
9780309053778
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
11735556
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1997-02-01:
This is a newly revised edition (1st ed., 1972) of a standard reference on the use and care of animals in research institutions. It is not intended to address the controversial question of whether animals ought to be used in laboratory research, but once the decision to use animals for experimental purposes has been made, the book provides concise, general guidelines to promote the humane treatment of the animal subjects. Four major topics are addressed. A chapter on institutional policies discusses the responsibilities and membership of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC), qualifications for support personnel, and protocols for various experimental procedures. Other chapters deal with guidelines for veterinary care, suitable laboratory environments for various experimental animals, and the design of the physical plant. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of references. A more extensive bibliography organized by topic is included as an appendix. Other appendixes provide information about organizations involved with animal care issues and federal laws dealing with animal care. Graduates through professionals. J. B. Hagen Radford University
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A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animalshas been revised by a committee of experts, based on input from scientists and the public. The Guideincorporates recent research on commonly used species, including farm animals, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: Institutional policies and responsibilities. The committee discusses areas that require policy attention: the role and function of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, protocols for animal care and use, occupational health and safety, personnel qualifications, and other areas. Animal environment, husbandry, and management. The committee offers guidelines on how to design and run a management program, addressing environment, nutrition, sanitation, behavioral and social issues, genetics, nomenclature, and more. Veterinary care. The committee discusses animal procurement and transportation, disease and preventive medicine, and surgery. The Guideaddresses pain recognition and relief and issues surrounding euthanasia. Physical plant. The committee identifies design and construction issues, providing guidelines for animal-room doors, drainage, noise control, surgery, and other areas. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animalsprovides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities--a resource of proven value, now updated and expanded. This revision will be important to researchers, animal care technicians, facilities managers, administrators at research institutions, policymakers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.
Description for Bookstore
A respected resource for decades, the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals has been revised by a committee of experts, based on input from scientists and the public. The Guide incorporates recent research on commonly used species, including farm animals, and includes extensive references. It is organized around major components of animal use: Institutional policies and responsibilities. The committee discusses areas that require policy attention: the role and function of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, protocols for animal care and use, occupational health and safety, personnel qualifications, and other areas. Animal environment, husbandry, and management. The committee offers guidelines on how to design and run a management program, addressing environment, nutrition, sanitation, behavioral and social issues, genetics, nomenclature, and more. Veterinary care. The committee discusses animal procurement and transportation, disease and preventive medicine, and surgery. The Guide addresses pain recognition and relief and issues surrounding euthanasia. Physical plant. The committee identifies design and construction issues, providing guidelines for animal-room doors, drainage, noise control, surgery, and other areas. The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals provides a framework for the judgments required in the management of animal facilities--a resource of proven value, now updated and expanded. This revision will be important to researchers, animal care technicians, facilities managers, administrators at research institutions, policymakers involved in research issues, and animal welfare advocates.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Institutional Policies and Responsibilitiesp. 8
Animal Environment, Housing, and Managementp. 21
Veterinary Medical Carep. 56
Physical Plantp. 71
Appendix A: Selected Bibliographyp. 81
Selected Organizations Related to Laboratory Animal Sciencep. 102
Some Federal Laws Relevant to Animal Care and Usep. 114
Public Health Service Policy and Government Principles Regarding the Care and Use of Animalsp. 116
Indexp. 119
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