Key features:Presents practical information in easily accessible `bullet point' format Covers anesthetic machine and related equipment, anesthetic management and monitoring, anesthesia and analgesia pharmacology, euthanasia, and record keepingWritten by well-recognized experts in the laboratory animal community Provides extensive references to direct the reader to sources for further study of alternative techniques and their proceduresConcludes with a thorough chapter on Regulatory Management of Rodent Anesthesia which has global application Rodents are the most commonly used species in biomedical research.
Individuals conducting rodent research are often responsible to ensure that all areas of anesthesia and analgesia are performed humanely.
Anesthetic agent selection, anesthetic monitoring, and postoperative pain assessment and management are essential to the institutional animal care and use program and contribute significantly to the 3Rs by reducing pain and/or distress and refining various procedures. The Handbook of Laboratory Animal Anesthesia and Pain Management: Rodents is the first book to capture multiple advances in this important area that greatly impacts various experimental methodologies.
Richly illustrated in full color, the book serves as a quick reference source for investigators, veterinarians, technicians, and other animal caretakers charged with the care and use of rodents in a research setting.
The unique format of this book also makes it extremely valuable to IACUC members, institutional officials, and occupational health and safety professionals.