The Laboratory Guinea Pig, Second Edition

The Laboratory Guinea Pig, Second Edition

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Features

  • Includes drug dosage and anesthetic protocols, and tables of normative biological data
  • Details basic information for animal facility management, animal husbandry, regulatory compliance, and technical procedures
  • Illustrates key concepts and procedures with more than 50 color illustrations
  • Offers sources and suppliers of animals, feed, sanitation supplies, cages, and research and veterinary supplies
  • Comb-bound for quick and easy access by investigators, technicians, and animal caretakers

Summary

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

Author Bio(s)

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