Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Volume II, Third Edition: Animal Models

Jann Hau, Steven J. Schapiro

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April 22, 2011 by CRC Press
Handbook - 480 Pages - 47 Color & 49 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420084573 - CAT# 84577

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Features

    • Focuses on the pertinent comparative aspects in the multiple contexts in which laboratory animals are used
    • Includes chapters new to Volume II on animal models in Human Behavior, Parkinson's Disease, Aging and Alzheimer's Disease, Pain Research, Otolaryngological Disorders, Lung Physiology During Anesthesia, Vaccinology, Helicobacter Infection, Biodefense Research, and Hearing Loss and Tinnitus
    • Examines the spontaneous genetic mutants and the genetically modified animal models available within different research areas
    • Presents contributions by international experts in their respective fields
    • Produced with full color throughout the book, with approximately 50 color images

    Summary

    Biomedical research involving animals remains essential for the advancement of the medical, veterinary, agricultural, and biological sciences. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors, the Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science, Volume II, Third Edition: Animal Models explains in great detail the comparative considerations underlying the choice of animal species and strains in different research disciplines.

    Efficient and humane experimental work with animals, in which subjects experience no avoidable pain and mental distress, requires skillful and conscientious staff. To this end, scientists apply the three R’s: replacing experiments on live animals with alternative methods, reducing the number of animals necessary to obtain valid results within experiments, and refining techniques to minimize the discomfort experienced by the animal participants.