With laboratory animals, especially rabbits, playing such an important role in biomedical research, the humane care of these animals is an ongoing concern. This guide presents basic information and common procedures in detail to provide a quick reference for researchers in a laboratory setting. Now illustrated in color, this second edition of a bestseller demonstrates management practices and technical procedures with numerous figures and tables, including updated tables on anesthetic agents, methods of euthanasia, recommended needle sizes, injection sites, approximate values for injection, as well as sedative and immobilization agents. The text also offers information on research and veterinary supplies.
Mark A. Suckow, D.V.M., is the Director of the Freimann Life Science Center and Associate Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Suckow earned the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin in 1987 and completed a post-doctoral residency program in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Michigan in 1990. He is a Past President of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, and he is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Valerie A. Schroeder is the Technical Services and Training Coordinator for Freimann Life Sciences Center at the University of Notre Dame. Ms. Schroeder is a 1979 Purdue University graduate with an Associate in Applied Science. As a Registered Veterinary Technician, she worked in private small animal practices for 10 years before entering research in 1991. She became a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist in 1995. She was awarded Technician of the Year in 2000 by the Indiana Veterinary Technician Association. Her areas of interest include breeding colony management, occupational health and safety, and training and education.