Laboratory Animal Welfare, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123851041
  • ISBN-13: 9780123851048
  • DDC: 636.0832
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Laboratory Animal Welfare provides a comprehensive, up-to-date look into the new science of animal welfare within laboratory research. Animals specifically considered include rodents, cats and dogs, nonhuman primates, agricultural animals, avian animals and aquatic animals. The book examines the impact of experiment design and environment on animal welfare, as well as emergency situations and euthanasia practices. Readers will benefit from a review of regulations and policy guidelines concerning lab animal use, as well as information on assessing animal welfare. With discussions of the history and ethics of animals in research, and a debate on contemporary and international issues, this book is a go-to resource for laboratory animal welfare.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Reviewers.
1: History, Philosophies, and Concepts of Animal Welfare.
2: Ethics and Animal Welfare.
3: Regulations, Policies, and Guidelines Impacting Laboratory Animal Welfare.
4: Animal Welfare Assessment Considerations.
5: Contemporary Issues in Laboratory Animal Welfare.
6: Laboratory Animal Welfare: International Issues.
7: Animal Environments and Their Impact on Laboratory Animal Welfare.
8: Experimental Design: Reduction and Refinement in Studies Using Animals.
9: Animal Welfare Considerations in Biomedical Research and Testing.
10: Preservation of Animal Welfare during Unforeseen Events.
11: Euthanasia and Laboratory Animal Welfare.
12: Rodent and Rabbit Welfare in the Research Environment.
13: Nonhuman Primate Welfare in the Research Environment.
14: Dog and Cat Welfare in a Research Environment.
15: Agricultural Animal Welfare.
16: Birds as Laboratory Animals.
17: Welfare of Laboratory Fishes.