Summary: 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 c...show moreommittee 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.
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Paperback Publisher:National Academy Press Published: 08/15/1996 International: No
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Introduction Regulations, Policies, and Principles Evaluation Criteria Farm Animals Nontraditional Species Field Investigations Overview References
Institutional Policies and Responsibilities Monitoring the Care and Use of Animals Veterinary Care Personnel Qualifications and Training Occupational Health and Safety of Personnel References
Animal Environment, Housing, and Management Physical Environment Behavioral Management Husbandry Population Management References
Veterinary Medical Care Animal Procurement and Transportation Preventive Medicine Surgery Pain, Analgesia, and Anesthesia Euthanasia References
Physical Plant Functional Areas Construction Guidelines Facilities for Aseptic Surgery References
Appendix A: Selected Bibliography Appendix B: Selected Organiations Related to Laboratory Animal Science Appendix C: Some Federal Laws Relevant to Animal Care and Use Appendix D: Public Health Service Policy and Government Principles Regarding the Care and Use of Animals Index
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