Principles of Laboratory Animal Science, Revised EditionA contribution to the humane use and care of animals and to the quality of experimental results
Author Edited by L. F. M. van Zutphen, Utrecht University, Department of Veterinary Science, Utrecht, The Netherlands; V. Baumans; and A. C. Beynen, Department of Laboratory Animal Science, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Format Hardcover ISBN 9780444506122 Copyright Year 2001 Length 428 Pages
The welfare of laboratory animals, as well as the ethical issues involved in the humane use of animals for scientific purposes, are discussed in this new revised edition. Information is included on the biology and husbandry of animal models; on behavior, stress and well-being; genetic and microbiological standardization; health monitoring; anaesthesiology; animal alternatives; ethics. This book addresses all of the aspects that scientists need to know when considering the design of an animal experiment. Replacement, reduction and refinement of animal experiments are the guiding principles for its contents.