Laboratory animal research remains a very important part of basic research and drug development. With the worldwide increase in biotechnology, more and more researchers are required to use animals for research. However, many have basic or little training in experimental techniques or in the background information, which remains very important. This book rectifies the problem by providing animal researchers and technicians with the essentials for conducting their work in the laboratory, offering detailed protocols and information that can be referred to on a daily basis. Broadly covering a number of important topics, it draws attention to many of the techniques required to conduct animal research well and responsibly in order to obtain better experimental results.
Animal Handling; Blood Collection: Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Dogs, Nonhuman Primates (Macaque), Miniature Swine; Occupational Health and Safety (OSHE); Animal Husbandry; Animal Identification; Diseases of Laboratory Animals; Caging Systems; Anesthesia and Analgesia; Preoperative and Postoperative Care; Basic Surgery; Pain Management; Euthanasia; Animal Ethics, Laws and Guidelines; Accreditation of Research Animal Facilities; The 3 R's -- Replace, Reduce, Refine; The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC); Project License Application Tips -- How to Write an IACUC Application; Suggested Reading; References; Useful Figures; Forms in Regular Use; Abbreviations; Index.