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Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference #12: The Laboratory Swine, Second Editionby Peter J. A. Bollen
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Since the popular first edition was published more than a decade ago, the number of swine used in toxicity studies has increased as an alternative to commonly used non-rodent species, such as dogs and primates. A volume in the Laboratory Animal Pocket Reference Series, The Laboratory Swine, Second Edition maintains the high standard set by the previous edition and is poised to continue its legacy as the premier laboratory reference on the care and use of swine in the laboratory.
Emphasizes Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Swine
Addressing the biology, husbandry, management, veterinary care and research applications of both large and miniature swine, this color reference is a complete source of information on the species. It is thoroughly updated and includes a major revision to the anesthetics section. It also places a heightened focus on animal welfare and addresses important considerations related to genetically modified swine. The book is divided into six parts:
The Laboratory Swine, Second Edition is ideal for animal caretakers, technicians, investigators, and laboratory animal veterinarians as a single-source reference that contributes to the humane care and use of swine in research.
Written to provide a complete source of information, The Laboratory Swine addresses the biology, husbandry, management, veterinary care, and research application of the laboratory swine. This handy guide explores important biological features, husbandry, management and quality assurance, veterinary care, and experimental techniques. The final section provides extensive references, including handbooks, journals, and Internet sites, for further study. Ideal for animal caretakers, technicians, investigators, and laboratory animal veterinarians, this volume is a single source reference that contributes to the humane care and use of swine in research.
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