Summary: The additions and amendments to this new edition reflect developments in anaesthetic practice and changes in our attitudes towards laboratory animal welfare. Standards of anaesthesia for laboratory animals have increased greatly since the publication of the second edition, and the use of technically demanding procedures have become much more widespread. This new edition attempts to balance the need for additional information in these areas with the main goal of the first edition: the ...show more provision of an introductory text for new investigators.
. New edition provides new information on anaesthesia and analgesia, and has an extensively revised and updated bibliography.
. Provides a balanced consideration of the needs of scientific research and the welfare of laboratory animals.
. Written by a veterinary anaesthetist and scientist with over 30 years experience in the field, and who is actively engaged in research in this area
. Provides rapid, easily accessed information using tabulated summaries
. Provides those with limited experience of anaesthesia with the information they need to carry our procedures effectively, safely, and humanely.
. Provides sufficient depth for the more experienced anaesthetist moving to this field