This book aims to provide basic information on the anatomy, physiology, genetics, behaviour, husbandry, common techniques, anaesthesia, postoperative care, common disease profile, therapeutics and humane methods of killing of several commonly used laboratory animals (mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters, guinea-pigs, chinchillas, rabbits, ferrets and non-human primates). It is a well referenced book, from a laboratory animal science point of view, and gives valuable guidance on technical aspects, making it potentially very useful. There is also a section on US law concerning the care and use of laboratory animals, and tables provide some haematological and biochemical data.
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