This guide was created especially for individuals performing research with guinea pigs in the laboratory. It completely covers all topics pertaining to the humane care of guinea pigs in the laboratory and provides quick, easy-to-use information for investigators, technicians, and animal caretakers. The book includes references to alternative procedures and methods and contains 47 figures. In addition, it offers possible sources and suppliers of animals, feed, sanitation supplies, cages, and research and veterinary supplies.
"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 inContemporary Topics, November 1998